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Things Seen and Heard
He mea kite, he mea rongo

Objects linking Asia and Aotearoa New Zealand, representing over a century of connected and curious artists and collectors.

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Each of us inhabit our own version of the world, shaped by what we see and what we imagine. This is especially true of distant places, even ones we’ve visited before.

These objects, which connect Asia and Aotearoa New Zealand, reflect this dynamic flow of ideas. None is the product of a single culture. Instead, each has been shaped by influences that span the globe, representing over a century of connected and curious artists and collectors.

This exhibition was developed by guest curator Emma Ng.

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E noho ana tēnā me tēnā o tātou i roto i ō tātou ake ao, he mea waihanga i ngā kitenga ā-karu, ā-hinengaro hoki. E hāngai pū ana tēnei kōrero ki ngā whenua ki tawhiti, ki ērā hoki kua toroa kētia i mua.

E whakaata ana ēnei taonga i te ia o aua tūmomo whakaaro e tūhono ana i ngā whenua o Āhia me Aotearoa. Ehara i te mea e ahu mai ana ēnei taonga i te ahurea kotahi anake. He mea waihanga kē i ngā whakaaro maha e huri haere ana i te ao, e kitea ai ngā mahi a ngā ringatoi pākiki, a ngā kaikohi taonga, i roto i tētahi rau tau.

He mea tono a Emma Ng hei kairaupī mō tēnei whakaaturanga.

Exhibition highlights Taonga whakaatu

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