European Splendour 1500–1800
Pīrakorako Ūropi 1500–1800

Exquisite European art and objects reveal how the Church, trade, and innovation influenced what was once considered the height of affluence.

For centuries in Europe, luxury goods were the preserve of the monarchy, church, and nobility. But waves of change gave more people than ever access to the beauty and sophistication of gold, fine furniture, silks, and lace.

Discover these objects of desire spanning 300 years of history.

Download a fun and informative children's guide to European Splendour 1500–1800. Produced by Issac and Paddy, pupils of Pukerua Bay School Museum.

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