Thursday 5 November

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

Aerial photo of Wellington.

Wellington as we were – Archival footage from the last century

Tuesday 27 October 2020 to Saturday 14 November 2020

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Explore Wellington as it was. This special compilation features unique and recently preserved footage of Wellington – from the seat of Government to the coolest little capital. The footage will be playing on loop during Library hours.

Roofs of houses with a snow capped mountain peak in the background.

Parihaka: Remembering November 5, 1881

Thursday 5 November 2020, 12:10pm to 1pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Hear Ruakere Hond reflect on the invasion of Parihaka in 1881 and how it has impacted the Parihaka community.

Happy World Digital Preservation Day!

Preserving your digital media

Thursday 5 November 2020, 1:10pm to 2pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

For World Digital Preservation Day, the Library’s Senior Digital Archivist will talk about how you can care for your digital files, how to look after physical storage media like USB sticks and CDs, as well as good practice in file naming, file organisation, back-ups, and using the cloud.

Conservator talking to woman about a family treasure.

National Preservation Office Conservation Clinic

Thursday 5 November 2020, 2pm to 3pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Join Valerie Love, Senior Digital Archivist and Vicki-Anne Heikell, Field Conservator from the Alexander Turnbull Library to learn more about the preservation of your treasured items-from physical books and papers to digital materials.