Thursday 27 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

A man in a crowd carries a sign that reads Fight Racism.

Tea and tours

My Vaccine Pass required

Thursday 27 January 2022, 10am to 12pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Join our Kaiārahi for tea and scones, watch a short film compilation by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and take a tour of the exhibitions He Tohu and Trouble in Paradise.

Part of: Trouble in Paradise

Display of a series of brightly painted 3D artworks.

Conscious crafts


Thursday 27 January 2022, 10:30am to 12pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Enjoy a whānau friendly tour of Trouble in Paradise and create upcycled crafts.

Part of: School holidays 2022