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Kuru Taonga: Māori Art

This exhibition shows the history of people and places of Ngāti Kahungunu, telling the stories of their time and the events that shaped Te Matau-a-Māui into the region of Hawkes Bay. Discover the fate of the Karaitiana Takamoana’s carved meeting house, Te Whare ō Heretaunga - now scattered around the world. View the last remaining panel at the MTG. Learn about the elements of Māori design and pattern through the creation of your own panel in remembrance of your tīpuna (ancestors).

Learning Areas and Strands: Social Sciences, Art, Local History

Duration: 1.5 hours

Suitable for: Year 4 - 10, maximum 30 students

Availability: Ongoing

Cost (per student): $2.50 primary, $4.50 secondary

The education programme

Based in the museum classroom, your students will:

  • View a presentation and learn about Karaitiana Takamoana and Te Whare ō Heretaunga III

  • Visit the Kuru Taonga exhibition

  • Design their own pou - option to also create their pou using digital technologies

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