Spark It at the Museum

Spark your students’ creativity with a visit to MTG’s social history and visual arts galleries. Book an educator-led programme in which students devise scenes inspired by objects or artworks on display, or a free self-guided visit to inspire students' own projects.

Date Ongoing
Duration 1.5 hours
Years Years 9 - 13
Cost Self-guided visits free; educator-led programmes $4.50 per student.
Venue MTG Hawke's Bay
Learning Areas Social Sciences, Arts, Creative Writing, at MTG

Bryan Dew

We can support your performing arts, visual arts, creative writing or social history programme by facilitating class or student visits to our galleries. The stories, ideas and perspectives behind the artworks and historical objects and photographs on display at MTG offer rich sources of inspiration for students' creative projects or research.

Contact our educators to arrange a teachers' preview visit or to tailor a visit for your students.

Standard options:

  • Free self-guided class visit with a brief educator introduction in the gallery. We are happy to help you plan your self-guided class visits. All group visits must be pre-booked though our educators.
  • Spark It: Social History, Spark It: Drama or Spark It: Visual Arts - MTG educator-led programmes with an introduction, gallery visit and drama or art activity to follow, focussed on an exhibition or exhibitions of your choice. ($4.50 student fee applies)
  • Individuals or small groups of students are welcome to visit MTG any time for independent research, free of charge.

Teachers can visit MTG free of charge any time.

Spark It: Social History

Current social history exhibitions at MTG include:

Spark It: Visual Arts

There are several galleries at MTG devoted to visual arts and design exhibitions. These exhibitions change from time to time. Browse our current exhibitions

Spark It: Drama

Inspiration for devised or scriptwriting projects can be drawn from throughout the museum. Examples of NCEA Internal Assessment resources we can support:

  • Drama 1.2B If These Walls Could Talk
  • Drama 2.2B Natural Disaster
  • Drama 2.8B The Spark of an Idea
  • Drama 3.2A Alive at the Museum

For more information phone Gaynor on (06) 833 9788, or book now

Book a teachers' pre-visit or self-guided class visit through our educators.

Browse our current exhibitions

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