Wednesday 30 September

A striking portrait of a Māori woman. She Is wearing dark tailored clothing, has two huia feathers in her hair and a large tiki necklace. She is looking straight at us and has a Mona Lisaish smile.

Everything old is new again

Thursday 17 September 2020 to Sunday 13 December 2020

New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington

Six of our most prominent artists — John Pule, Séraphine Pick, Sarah Munro, Lisa Reihana, Heather Straka and Mel Baldwin – have made new, or have provided existing artworks based on original Turnbull collection items. This exhibition highlights the contemporary relevance of the Alexander Turnbull Library, 100 years after it first opened.

Part of: ATL 100

Camellia and fountain pen on a background of signatures. Women making their mark 1893 to 2020.

Suffrage Day 2020: Women making their mark

Friday 18 September 2020 to Saturday 10 October 2020

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Enjoy a banner exhibition celebrating New Zealand's amazing history of women making their mark! Created in partnership with Government's Network, Ministry of Women and the National Library.

Exhibition of pictures hanging from a ceiling.

School Holiday Arts and Crafts at the National Library

Monday 28 September 2020 to Friday 9 October 2020

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Looking for something to do during the school holidays? Our craft tables will be full of fun activities for you and the whānau! Check out our other listings for specific activities during the school holidays.

Someone using a typewriter

Working from home: resources you can access online

Wednesday 30 September 2020, 12:10pm to 1pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Whether you are experienced or new to family history, there is material available online through the National Library that you can access. Joan McCracken from the Alexander Turnbull Library will explore some of the well-known resources (PapersPast, Digital NZ) and look at some that you might be new to you.

Part of: Connecting to collections

Conservator talking to woman about a family treasure.

National Preservation Office Conservation Clinic

Wednesday 30 September 2020, 1pm to 2pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Do you want to learn more about looking after your precious family taonga? Join Vicki-Anne Heikell from the Alexander Turnbull Library to learn more about the preservation of your treasured items-from physical books and papers to digital materials.