A peep behind the issues desk
Celebrate the opening of He Tohu by bringing your family for a fun, creative, and fascinating day.
- Date: Saturday, 20 May, 2017
10am, 12pm, 2pm, 3.30pm
Lilburn Room, level 1, National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets
- Contact Details:
Space is limited, so book your spot by emailing ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz with the time you want to attend
A special tour and viewing
Join us on a guided tour of some of the iconic, gorgeous, unexpected and quirky items acquired by the Alexander Turnbull Library during its 97 years of existence. Learn how we acquired them, and why we think they are important.
Each tour is followed by a chance to view Max Hailstone's Treaty works.
The marks on the Treaty of Waitangi were among the earliest examples of indigenous writing in New Zealand. In 1990 artist-designer Max Hailstone incorporated the Treaty characters in a series of silkscreen prints that initiated significant discussion and marked the beginning of an important awareness of protocols and the use of Taonga.
Join us to discover more about these Treaty works and the rich history that lies behind them.
Sumerian clay tablet with cuneiform inscription, ca 2250 BC. Ref: Curios-007-001-1.