Adornment, Portraits, Identity

Explore identity through adornment and portraits – and create a digital collage to express your own identity.

Learning areas and strands

Visual Arts, Technology, English, Art History, Social Sciences

Education type

Education visit


2 hours

Suitable for

Years 5–13


$6.50 per student (free for teachers and parent helpers)

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How do we adorn ourselves and why? Can adornment express our identity and help to tell our stories?

Using a variety of portraits on display, we will explore how people have used adornment to tell their own stories.

In Hīnātore, our learning lab, students will use a range of creative digital tools to express who they are and how they connect to the world.

School visit, 2018. Te Papa

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