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
Restoring the mana of a manuscript: Tamihana Te Rauparaha’s life of Te Rauparaha
Wednesday 2 December 2020, 12:10pm to 1pm
Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington
‘He Pukapuka Tātaku i ngā Mahi a Te Rauparaha Nui’ is an account of Te Rauparaha’s life written in the late 1860s. In this talk, the book’s translator and editor Ross Calman will discuss some of the challenges he faced in interpreting the manuscript for a modern audience.
Part of: Public History Talk — 2020
One hundred years old and counting down
Thursday 3 December 2020, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Dunningham Suite, Dunedin City Library
In Dunedin? Join Chris Szekely, Chief Librarian of the Alexander Turnbull Library talking to Sharon Dell and Dr Jock Phillips ONZM about the past and future of the Library.
Part of: ATL 100
Māori women take the polls: 127 years on
Friday 11 December 2020, 12pm to 1pm
Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington
Learn more about Māori women in politics in Annie Te One’s talk and go on a guided tour of the He Tohu exhibition with a focus on 1840 Te Tiriti o Waitiangi — Treaty of Waitaingi and the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition — Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine.