Unpacked: Treasures from Te Papa - Huakina: He taonga mai i Te Papa
15 December 2014 - 22 March 2015
See some of New Zealand’s most striking, historical and contemporary artworks from the national collection here in Hamilton. Waikato Museum has partnered with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in a recent initiative; Unpacked: Treasures from Te Papa, where selected masterpieces are loaned to display for three months.
Te Papa’s aim is to create opportunity for its treasures to be seen by more people in more places.
Waikato Museum and Whangarei Art Museum are participating in this project which launched at the Whangarei Art Museum in December 2013.
The latest items to go on display are two photographs from Edith Amituanai, showing a Samoan family who have come together to pray, and a Samoan professional rugby prop based in France towering above them.
Image: Edith Amituanai (1980–), The Amituanai family lotu, 2005, colour photograph, type C print, Purchased 2009