• Catch up with the Curator: Margaret Aull, Taonga Gallery and Tuku Iho Collection Curator

    Monday, 12 March 2018

    We’re excited to kick off the first Catch up with the Curator blog for 2018. This week Rotorua Museum’s Lead Exhibitions Curator, Ane Tonga, caught up with esteemed artist and curator Margaret Aull (Te Rarawa, Tūwharetoa, Fiji). Margaret is an established artist who has exhibited her artwork nationally and internationally,…

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  • Catch up with the Curator: Emma Bugden, Judge of Rotorua Museum Art Awards 2017

    Thursday, 21 September 2017

    Welcome to the first instalment of Catch up with the Curator, a new quarterly blog series which profiles a range of visitors, and their connections, to Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa. For each segment, our Lead Exhibitions Curator Ane Tonga will interview local and visiting guests. This…

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  • Rotorua Museum Art Awards 2017: Entries Closing Soon

    Thursday, 27 July 2017

    Have you got your entry in for the Rotorua Museum Art Awards? Applications close on 11 August so you’d better be in quick. And to help you find some creative inspiration, we’re taking a look back at some of the winning works from our collection. After a 10 year hiatus,…

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  • Big Red – New Zealand’s endangered Pōhutukawa

    Tuesday, 4 July 2017

    In 2003 Rotorua Museum opened their exhibition called Big Red – celebrating the pōhutukawa. It marked 11 years of Project Crimson, a community-based project to save the endangered tree. Back then the main dangers for the pōhutukawa were possums and humans. Today Project Crimson is 27 years old, and there…

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