Raranga Matihiko are museum-led workshops that weave student and ākonga learning through digital technologies, creative exploration, and collaboration. Inspired by museum taonga, primary and secondary school students and kura ākonga will share their stories through a range of digital products, thereby developing their digital fluency.
The name Raranga Matihiko combines raranga (to weave or weaving) with mati (digit) and hiko (lightning or electricity). Together, these words weave the past, present, and future.
The name is inspired by a kōrero from the late Kūkupa Tirikatene (1934–2018; Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Pāhauwera, Ngāti Rārua, Te Iwi Mōrehu) – pōua (kaumātua) for Mō Tātou: The Ngāi Tahu Whānui exhibition at Te Papa (2006–09). We acknowledge Kūkupa’s legacy: E Kū, nāhau mātau i raranga ki te kupu, ki te kōrero e mārama ai tātau ki a tātau. Okioki e taku manu kaimiro.
As part of the Ministry of Education’s Digital Technology Equity for All Funding, Te Papa is proud to work in partnership with Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi, and MTG Hawke’s Bay to deliver Raranga Matihiko to students across Aotearoa New Zealand.
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