All events in September

24 September 2013

    New Zealand’s most famous beauty queen reflects on winning the crown 30 years ago in this illustrated talk celebrating Te Papa’s new Miss Universe: Lorraine Downes exhibition

25 September 2013

    Art commentators and collectors Jim Barr and Mary Barr draw on two decades of personal recollections in this insider’s view of artist Michael Parekowhai.

26 September 2013

    Jonathan Mane-Wheoki considers impressionism in relation to developments in science and technology in the modern era in France.

     

    Join Auckland Art Gallery curator Mary Kisler for a Colour & Light floortalk on Baudelaire, impressionism, and the allure of 19th-century Paris.

    Join the World of WearableArt™ for an inspirational and provocative afternoon with national and international leaders in fashion and design.

27 September 2013

28 September 2013

    Join Catherine McKay for a Saturday lunchtime concert on Michael Parekowhai’s carved grand piano, He kōrero pūrākau mo te awanui o te motu: story of a New Zealand river

    Te Papa offers you the opportunity to play Michael Parekowhai’s beautiful grand piano,He kōrero pūrākau mo te awanui o te motu: story of a New Zealand river.

    Create a pot with a picture of Tláloc (Aztec god of rain and lightning) to celebrate our new exhibition Aztecs: Conquest and glory, opening on 29 September

    US designers Sean Purucker and Lynn Christiansen talk about creativity, wearable art, and their work in The WOW Factor exhibition.

29 September 2013

    Celebrate the opening of Aztecs: Conquest and glory with a jam-packed day of Mexican culture, featuring chilli-hot dance, live music, and craft activities for the whole family.

    Archaeologist Raúl Barrera, direct from Mexico, discusses a fascinating range of exhibits in Te Papa’s new exhibition Aztecs: Conquest and glory.

30 September 2013

1 October 2013

2 October 2013

    Bring the kids to meet Kahu the Kea live around the Museum!

    Curator Claire Regnault discusses her pick of the fabulous garments on display in The WOW Factor, our exhibition showcasing the World of WearableArt.

    Mike Holmes, Director of San Francisco’s Velvet da Vinci Gallery, talks about the rich history of craft on America’s West Coast.

3 October 2013

    Bring the kids to meet Kahu the Kea live around the Museum!

    What is the role of gut bacteria in autism? Microbiologist Dr Mike Taylor discusses research into Autism Spectrum Disorder, which now affects 1% of the population.

    Join acclaimed theatre director Nina Nawalowalo, popular musician Jimi Nathu, and poet Teresia Teaiwa at Viti Bahut Jalum! – an evening celebrating Fijian Language Week.

4 October 2013

    Bring the kids to meet Kahu the Kea live around the Museum!

    Curator Claire Regnault discusses her pick of the fabulous garments on display in The WOW Factor, our exhibition showcasing the World of Wearable Art.

6 October 2013

7 October 2013

    Bring the kids to meet Kahu the Kea live around the Museum!

8 October 2013

    Bring the kids to meet Kahu the Kea live around the Museum!

9 October 2013

    Bring the kids to meet Kahu the Kea live around the Museum!

10 October 2013

    Bring the kids to meet Kahu the Kea live around the Museum!

11 October 2013

    Bring the kids to meet Kahu the Kea live around the Museum!

12 October 2013

17 October 2013

    Exhibition writer Rupert Alchin shines a light into the darker corners of Aztec culture, revealing a macabre counterbalance to all the beauty on display.

19 October 2013

20 October 2013

21 October 2013

22 October 2013

     Join Te Papa scientists online as they examine the mystery of over 300,000 storm-wrecked whalebirds (prions). Watch live on YouTube, ask questions through Twitter and find out what goes on behind the scenes in Te Papa's science lab!

23 October 2013

    American curator Wendy Kaplan presents a lecture on Arts and Crafts – one of the most significant and far-reaching movements in Western design.

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