Walter Cook: A collector's quest 

When:
On-going
Where:
Level 6
Cost:
Free entry
Type:
Arts 

 Flower dish circa 1905, Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik (1853– ), Germany. Walter C Cook Decorative Art Collection, Gift of Walter Cook, 1992. Te Papa
Flower dish circa 1905, Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik (1853– ), Germany. Walter C Cook Decorative Art Collection, Gift of Walter Cook, 1992. Te Papa

Between 1965 and 1990, Wellingtonian Walter Cook built up an extensive collection of British and European ceramics, metalwork, and glassware. The collection, which he donated to Te Papa in 1992, reflects the story of modern design in the decorative arts between 1860 and 1970.

Walter Cook: A collector’s quest looks into how and why Cook developed the collection, and explores the origins and social contexts of the pieces in New Zealand.

 

Explore the Walter C. Cook collection