Portraits and Identity

Explore digital identity using innovative technologies at Te Papa.

  • Learning areas and strands English, Visual Arts, Technology, Art History
  • Education type Education visit
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Suitable for Years 9–13
  • Next available 2017
  • Cost $6.50 per student. Free for teachers and parent helpers
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What does a portrait tell us about a person? And how do we manipulate images of ourselves to tell different stories?

In Te Papa's new Learning Lab, Hīnātore, we will start by looking at portraits in the collection, from Rembrandt to Lisa Reihana via Rita Angus.

We will consider the different ways these artists have explored identity through their art making.

Afterwards, students will use innovative technologies to create a collage that places themselves within an artwork from Te Papa's collection.

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