To support students and teachers during this difficult time our educators are offering fun, interactive curriculum-linked programmes in new ways. You can access our programmes online, as an outreach visit or in our museums.

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Unhinged: Opening the Door to the Dowse Collection

What stories can our taonga share? Unhinged: Opening the Door to The Dowse Collection creates a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see more than 1000 objects from The Dowse collection dancing, playing and partying alongside each other. Discover flying tricycles as you ...

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Nuku Tewhatewha: The Heart of The Dowse

Come and discover the secrets of this national treasure. As the sole intact pillar from the Kīngitanga movement, Nuku Tewhatewha, has lessons for us all. Students will become experts on the pātaka, past and present, and be inspired to consider ...

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Wharenui Harikoa

Wharenui Harikoa is a full-scale, crocheted wharenui featuring vivid poupou, tekoteko, tukutuku panels and adorned pou tokomanawa. Bringing together bright, neon colours and traditional toi whakairo shapes. Students will share in the kaupapa of artists Lissy Robinson-Cole and Rudi Robinson, ...

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Whetūrangitia/ Made As Stars

Exploring the work of contemporary Indigenous artists from around the world students will be inspired to think critically about the origins of stories they know through Disney, Marvel and Netflix. Where do these stories come from? What knowledge do they ...

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Rob McLeod: Excuse Me Mr Frankenstein, Vlad is Outside Feeding

Discover Rob McLeod’s cartoon-esque figures that extend from the gallery walls and crawl off the page to ignite imaginations. Students will create their own cast of creatures to share a story real or imagined.

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Suji Park: Noise Collector

Suji Park was born in South Korea and moved to Aotearoa with her family when she was 12. She says: I’m Korean but I’m not Korean. I am a New Zealander but I’m not a New Zealander. Am I in ...

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