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Early encountersImagining the Pacific

Explore the richness of Māori, Pacific, and European art and culture over two exhibitions.

Exhibition now closed

6 August – 6 November 2011

Featured object

Kare u ta (incised bamboo)

Kare u ta (incised bamboo)
New Caledonia. Oldman Collection. Gift of the New Zealand Government, 1992. Te Papa
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Introduction to Oceania

Find out how the exhibition came about.
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