National museums play a crucial role in maintaining and sustaining notions of national identity. This is done through exhibiting national narratives to the public in the form of history exhibitions. The museum acts as a stage for the nation to disseminate its constructed narrative to both domestic and international tourists while its publically accepted cultural… Continue reading Whose history? The politics of exhibiting New Zealand’s colonial settler history in Te Papa Tongarewa
On a recent road trip my husband, myself and our baby son stopped in Bulls for a break. This was our first time traveling with a baby. We are lucky that Finlay (mostly) doesn’t mind the car, if he’s due a nap, in which case he promptly falls asleep, however if it is not nap… Continue reading Collect-a-bull
Contesting Human Remains in Museum Collections: The Crisis of Cultural Authority by Tiffany Jenkins argues that the support of repatriation of human remains from within the museum sector is symptomatic of new museological theory. Jenkins’s book addresses the social and political mood in which the repatriation movement was born and outlines the motivations behind both… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW Contesting Human Remains in Museum Collections: The Crisis of Cultural Authority
A beautiful summer’s Sunday seemed like the perfect time to go for a stroll to explore the historic Christ Church in Taitā, Lower Hutt. It is the oldest church in the Wellington region, 160 years! On a global scale that might not seem that old but you must remember New Zealand is a relatively young country,… Continue reading Perfectly positioned. A stroll around the historic Christ Church
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