Year 1 – 10 Programmes

Hidden Treasures

Always on

Time: Duration: 2 hours

Curriculum Links: Visual Arts and Social Science
Suitable for Year 3 – 10 students
Duration: 2 hours

Rotorua Museum cares for a wide range of objects, taonga (treasures), images and artworks relating to the Rotorua region. Most of these precious items are stored and cared for in our offsite storage facility away from the main museum building.

Join us for a very special opportunity to visit the museum collection and the staff who look after it.
Students will gain an insight into what items are accepted into the collection and why.

They will see what happens behind the scenes, explore items that have never been on display before and ask questions of our staff who work with these fascinating objects every day.

Students will discuss what messages objects, taonga and photography reveal to connect us to Rotorua and its story.

This session concludes with a fun hands-on “be a curator” activity where students will apply and use the collection criteria they have learnt whilst visiting.

Because of the nature of a visit to this secure facility the following conditions apply (please read):

• One class per session only
• Subject to the availability of museum collection staff
• 1:5 adult student ratio required

Book this education programme here

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