Tuesday 25 January

Painting of a man looking at a book. He is wearing a hat with a leaf on it.

Imagining Dante exhibition

Monday 1 November 2021 to Friday 28 January 2022

Turnbull Gallery, National Library Wellington

‘Imagining Dante’ showcases some of the illustrated editions of the Divine Comedy held by the Alexander Turnbull Library from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries.

Blue starfish on bleached coral.

Trouble in Paradise exhibition

Thursday 4 November 2021 to Saturday 30 April 2022

National Library Gallery, National Library Wellington

A photographic exhibition documenting the effects of the climate crisis in the Pacific, artworks by Sheyne Tuffery, and a selection of historical rare books from the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Black and white photo of a boy looking a skeleton in a glass exhibition case.

Strange but True: Max Oettli and Peter Peryer

Monday 22 November 2021 to Friday 18 February 2022

Lower ground foyer, National Library Wellington

If you are visiting the Library be sure to check out this small display of photos by Max Oettli and Peter Peryer.

An uprooted tree on a white sand beach.

Climate change in our backyard

Monday 10 January 2022 to Friday 4 February 2022


A fun holiday activity for the whole whānau. Take a photo of what climate change looks like to you and send it to us. Your photo could be published in the Trouble in Paradise online exhibition on the National Library website.

Part of: School holidays 2022

An exhibition display of a t-shirt, a guitar, a football and other items.

Little curators at home

Monday 10 January 2022 to Friday 4 February 2022


A fun holiday activity you can do at home with your whole family. Learn how to create your own exhibition at home.

Part of: School holidays 2022

Exhibition space with items on the wall and in an exhibition case.

Little curators’ workshop


Tuesday 25 January 2022, 10:30am to 12pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Experience what it is like to be a curator for a day! Learn about what it takes to create an exhibition and meet a professional curator.

Part of: School holidays 2022

A portrait of a woman.

E oho! Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Tamariki

My Vaccine Pass required

Tuesday 25 January 2022, 12:10pm to 1:30pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

What does the Treaty of Waitangi have to do with children? Hear Glenis Philip-Barbara, mother of seven, connect her work as Assistant Māori Children's Commissioner with Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Part of: E oho! Waitangi 2022

Collage-style zine with the text The Archive is Alive vol. 3.

Queer youth zine launch


Tuesday 25 January 2022, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

LAGANZ, InsideOUT and Wellington Zinefest bring you Volume Three of our The Archive is Alive zine! Created by a group of rangatahi aged between 12 and 16, this zine explores the many ways youth have shaped queer histories in Aotearoa.