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The Friends of the Museum committee (President, Clare Robinson) meets every two months. An AGM is held every year after July. Current Friends of the Museum are welcome to join the committee, please contact the Director for more information.
The Committee would be happy to hear any suggestions you have for Friends projects, activities and partnerships over the coming year. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your ideas.
The Friends of the Museum appoints four members to the Gisborne Museum of Art and History Trust Board.
In 2017/18 the Friends of the Museum supported the development of the museum’s collection by purchasing the winning works from the 2017 Te Hā Art Award and exhibition: Melanie Tangaere Baldwin’s Ngā mamae o te Tairāwhiti, Peggy Ericson’s Weight on the back of Te Kurī-a-Pāoa, and Sam Florence’s work Think First. We are looking forward to holding the award again later in the year and building our collection of contemporary works by artists, which address themes of such significance to our community today.
The Museum Education team has been putting the inflatable cosmodome, purchased by the Friends of the Museum last year to great use delivering programmes on voyaging and waka navigation across the district. It’s the perfect tool for pinpointing important star constellations in the Southern Hemisphere during a day-time lesson and works as a mini-theatre, creating an immersive experience for storytelling. We love the positive comments coming back from teachers and students about these programmes, one of our favourites is “our ancestors were awesome!”
Thanks for being with us and your help in making Tairāwhiti Museum one of New Zealand’s premier regional museums. We look forward to your support over the next year.
Eloise Wallace, Director, and museum staff
Lina Marsh, Chair, and Friends of the Museum Committee members
We welcome ideas for new projects and exhibitions so if you have something in mind, please get in touch – we would love to hear from you!