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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

The blowing up of the Boyd

The blowing up of the Boyd
1889, Steele, Louis John (1842–1918), Watkins, Kennett (1847–1933), Auckland. Purchased 1992 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa
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Introduction to Oceania

Find out how the exhibition came about.
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