Making Histories: Communities and Covid-19
Making Histories is a Te Papa project which aims to support visitors and communities around New Zealand to reflect on and share their experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the midst of these uncertain times, it also aims to foster longer-term discussions about issues such as work, health and wellbeing, racism, and inequality in Aotearoa by highlighting under-represented experiences and perspectives.
Making Histories: iwi, hapū and whānau Covid-19 Checkpoints – research, reflections, and what next?
Master of Museum and Practice Student Kate Hudspith-Gooch spent a one-month internship at Te Papa, conducting a small-scale research project into one of the lesser-acknowledged responses to the pandemic – iwi-led Covid-19 Checkpoints – as a part of the Making Histories: Communities and Covid-19 Project.
The community coalition bridging the gaps in Aotearoa’s Covid-19 response
After 2020’s nationwide lockdown, a coalition of local Korean community groups came together to address gaps in the national Covid-19 response. Their born-digital objects and stories are being recorded by Te Papa, in collaboration with Turnbull Library, as part of Te Papa’s Making Histories project.
A year since lockdown: Collecting to tell the story of Covid-19
It’s been a year since Aotearoa New Zealand first went into lockdown in a move to restrict the spread of Covid-19. During this month-long period people sought to process the magnitude of what was happening through creative expression and entrepreneurial adaptations. Find out what we’ve been collecting from that time.
Kowheori-19 │ Covid-19
Our Covid-19 collecting themes include life in lockdown, official campaigns, photographs of spontaneous community messaging, essential workers, mask making and wearing, Māori responses, New Zealanders of Asian and Pacific heritages and their experiences, racialisation of the virus, and Pacific region responses.