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Making Histories

Exploring emerging and under-represented perspectives on the Covid-19 pandemic.

Te Papa Researchers: Dr Grace Gassin, Rachel Yates, Matariki Williams, Isaac Te Awa, Sean Mallon

External partners: Dr Rebekah Jaung, Sarah Jane D. Lipura, Dr Shavonne Duffy, community stakeholders (various), Alexander Turnbull Library.

Project description: This project aims to support visitors and communities around Aotearoa New Zealand to reflect on their experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic and foster longer-term discussions about issues such as work, health and wellbeing, racism, and inequality.

Research undertaken by Te Papa curators as part of this project will focus on ensuring the perspectives of under-represented communities inform the development and interpretation of our emerging Covid-19 collections, as well as related digital and public programme activities.

Learn more about this project on our regularly updated Making Histories hub, which includes a full introduction written by Curator Asian New Zealand Histories Dr Grace Gassin.

Graffiti on a concrete wall beside a road. It says "Stand Together (2m apart)"


Covid-19 graffiti, Glenmore St, Thorndon, Wellington, 7 April 2020, Wellington, by Maarten Holl. Acquired 2020. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. Te Papa (CA001237/001/0012)