Tairawhiti Museum and Art Gallery
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Rich in Gisborne, East Coast history Poverty Bay - taonga maori
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Rich in Gisborne, East Coast history

Poverty Bay - taonga maori

 

Welcome

E ngâ mana e ngâ reo o te ao, tenei te mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa me te karanga anô hoki kia anga mai koutou ki tçnei matapihi e whakaatuhia ai ngâ tini âhuatanga e pâ ana ki tçnei whare taonga, arâ, ko te whare taonga o te Tairâwhiti. Nau mai, haere mai, whakatau mai râ.

Greetings to you, the many prestigious cultures of the world.
We invite you to glance through this portal which will allow you to witness the many activities undertaken by the Tairâwhiti Museum. Welcome to our web-site.
We are very excited about being able to showcase all that we have to offer local residents and visitors to the region.

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New Exhibitions

 

Ko Rongowhakaata

 17 December 2016 – 2 April 2017

Opening 17 December, 10am

Mauri Tangata

Mauri Kôrero

Mauri Whenua

Te kotahi â Tûrâhiri, ripo ana te moana.

Descendants of Tûrâhiri, ancestress of the Rongowhakaata people, are progenitors of unique talents, innovation and craftsmanship; a quality that has rippled and propagated throughout the land and throughout Rongowhakaata history. These qualities continue to exist in the Rongowhakaata uri (descendants) today and will be reflected in this exhibition.

This exhibition is the second part of a three-part exhibition series for Rongowhakaata. Part one was the successful Rongowhakaata marae based exhibition earlier this year and part three will be the iwi exhibition at Te Papa Tongarewa in 2017. This exhibition is about Rongowhakaata reaffirming who they are as a people, and re-telling their stories in their homelands so that the next generation can hear, see, and feel Rongowhakaata history and the unique experiences that build the fabric of the Rongowhakaata people. It is an immersion into facets of the world of Rongowhakaata people, both old and new, as expressed through their historical and contemporary arts.

...more exhibitions....     


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The latest issue of Tui Tui Tuituia, the museum newletter is available. 

Visit the museum for a copy or download here..Spring 2016 Newsletter Click


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 Exhibitions online

Exhibitions previously on display at the Tairâwhiti Museum are now available for viewing on-line.

Check them out.....

 

The Times they are a changin'

click here...

Not Just Black & White

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Dresses for Special Occasions

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Hours - Open 7 Days.

Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm

Sunday and Public Holidays, 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Closed - Easter Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Entry - $5, 12yo and under free, locals and ratepayers $2


Contact Details

Physical Address:
Tairawhiti Museum
Kelvin Rise
10 Stout Street
Gisborne 4010.

Postal Address:
Tairawhiti Museum
Po Box 716
Gisborne 4040.

Phone: (06) 867 3832
emailinfo@tairawhitimuseum.org.nz

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Concert Series 2016
Here are the dates for all the Sunday afternoon concerts for 2016.
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Sunday afternoon concert
Tairāwhiti Museum's Sunday afternoon concert series, sponsored by Professor Jack Richards, is back for 2016.
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Gisborne Photo News online
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Books on line
Reading material is now available from the website!
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Available now, only $40 from the museum or order from the  shop.

A Splendid Isolation

A Splendid Isolation
Available now from the museum or order from the shop.