Have your say on the future exhibitions at Rotorua Museum

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa is hosting an interactive exhibition to find out what the community want to see and experience when the strengthened building opens.

As well as delving into the history of the iconic Bath House building and giving insights into the strengthening project, the exhibition will explain the process for planning an exhibition and invites visitors to share their ideas for the future of our regional museum.

The exhibition was due to open last August but was postponed as New Zealand went into lockdown.

Opening this Friday (25 March 2022, 12pm), He Kākano – The beginnings of our new Whare Taonga will be located at Rotorua Library, Te Aka Mauri, until 1 May 2022.

He Kākano represents a great opportunity for our community to share their hopes for our new exhibitions. We would like to encourage as many people as possible to come and take part,” says Museum Operations Manager, Joanna Doherty.

“He Kākano is designed for all ages. Come along and create your own exhibition, tell us your favourite Rotorua story or a share an idea for how to bring our unique local history to life.”

The Blueprint Brainstorm asks you to write your great ideas onto a post-it note. Is there a particular artwork you would like to see in one of the galleries? Are you hoping that there will be a science and innovation hub for tamariki? Jot it down and stick it up!

Create your own mini-exhibition using fun objects or draw a picture of what you would love to see in your dream Museum.

Use the voting system to share what themes and topics you are interested in. Are you a history buff? An art-lover? Do you enjoy spending time with our amazing Te Arawa taonga? Or are you most fascinated by volcanoes and geysers?

Nau mai, haere mai – every idea is welcome.



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