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Museums Behind the Scenes - Exclusive Tour

Museums Behind the Scenes - Exclusive Tour

Friday 16 May 2014,

10am - 12pm

Starting at Museum of Wellington City & Sea

An exclusive tour of the Museums Wellington Collection Store will take place on Friday 16 May from 10am- 12pm in celebration of International Museums Day (18 May). The theme for Museums world-wide is “Museum collections make connections.”

People will be given a sneak peak at what goes on behind the scenes at Museums Wellington, which includes Museum of Wellington City & Sea, Carter Observatory,
Colonial Cottage Museum and Cable Car Museum.

Beginning the day at Museum of Wellington City & Sea, the heritage bus will transport the tour group out to the Collection Store in Ngauranga. Registrar, Naomi Boult, Head of Exhibitions and Collections, David Waller and Deputy Director and Head of Content, Paul Thompson will lead the tour. They will showcase some of the Museums’ precious taonga and discuss how objects are acquired, stored and cared for.

“Museums Wellington has a fascinating collection of taonga. Each of the objects we care for has a unique story about Wellington’s heritage. The Behind the Scenes tour will give participants a fascinating insight into some of our objects and an understanding of how we care for our collection on a day to day basis.” - (Brett Mason, Director of Museums Wellington)

There will be a light morning tea during the tour with the heritage bus transporting the tour group back to the Museum of Wellington City & Sea after. Only a limited amount of places are available, and bookings are recommended.

Price: $10 (includes morning tea)

To book: email museumtours@wmt.org.nz or call 04 472 8940


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