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Little curators’ workshop

Date: Tuesday 25 January 2022, 10:30am to 12pm
Cost: Free. Booking is required.
Contact details: bookings@hetohu.nz
Part of the School holidays 2022 series
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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.

What does it take to make an exhibition?

To find out the answer to this question, join the Little Curators’ Workshop and be a curator for the day!

Make an object label

The object label tells us everything we need to know about the object. We’ll explore examples in our current exhibitions and create our own using your own precious object. If it’s too precious to take from the kāinga, you’re welcome to use a photograph.

Learn from an expert

Did you know that the National Library building is home to over 6 million collection items? Imagine how hard it would be to pick which items go on display!

Meet a real life curator who has to make those very difficult decisions. We’ll discover more about their role and what sparks their curiosity.

Go on a top secret tour

Unearth the secrets of our collections in our top-secret tour. You’ll have to join us on the day to find out where we go!

Book your spot

This event is appropriate for children of all ages with a supervising parent or guardian. Spots are limited so book now by emailing bookings@hetohu.nz.

Not based in Wellington?

You can sign up for Little curators at home and we’ll send you a pack full of fun ways to help you learn how to create your own exhibition at home! Find out more information here:

Little curators at home

Check before you come

Due to COVID-19 some of our events can be cancelled or postponed at very short notice. Please check the website for updated information about individual events before you come.

For more general information about National Library services and exhibitions have look at our COVID-19 page.

Safety measures when you come to the event

Find out about what you need to do when you visit the National Library Wellington for the event.

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Stay home if you are sick or feel unwell.

Exhibition space with items on the wall and in an exhibition case.
Mīharo Wonder exhibition at the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa. Photo Mark Beatty.