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Rapid-response collecting in the aftermath of traumatic events

First-wave collecting after the Christchurch terror attacks of 15 March 2019.

Te Papa Researcher: Stephanie Gibson, Curator New Zealand Histories and Cultures

External partners: Dr Shannon Wellington, Curator Manuscripts, Alexander Turnbull Library, and Tahir Nawaz, President of The International Muslim Association of New Zealand

As part of her on-going research into rapid-response collecting in the aftermath of traumatic events, Stephanie Gibson is developing a case study about first-wave collecting after the Christchurch terror attacks of 15 March 2019, in partnership with Dr Shannon Wellington, Curator Manuscripts, Alexander Turnbull Library, and in consultation with Tahir Nawaz, President of The International Muslim Association of New Zealand.

A white piece of cloth with a pink heart painted on it with four stars and a crescent moon in the centre

Caption

Christchurch solidarity banner, unknown maker/artist, collected from Aotea lagoon bridge in Wellington, Mar 2019. Te Papa (GH018263)