Discover more about your museum on International Museum Day
Discover more about your museum on International Museum Day Sunday 18 May at MTG Hawke's Bay
International Museum Day 18 May - Museum Collections Build Connections
Join the rest of the world in making new
connections with the past, present, and future by visiting
your local museum at MTG Hawke’s Bay. Last year thirty
five thousand museums from 143 countries took part in the
MTG Hawke’s Bay celebrates International Museum Day this year with a range of tours and activities for all ages. Come to the museum on Sunday 18 May for just gold coin entry and discover Hawke’s Bay’s amazing collection of objects, art, taonga Maori and archives.
Join MTG curators for free floortalks in the galleries and see behind-the-scenes during a special tour of the archives.
Kids of all ages can make
a badge inspired by the silhouettes of Rakai Karaitiana’s
mural Nga Raukura o Ahuriri to take home. There will
also be a workshop for older children to discover how
curators and designers create exhibitions and their designs
will be on display for the day. Floortalks
Timetable of events
1pm - Ukaipo – o tatou whakapapa
2pm - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake
3pm - Mudlark – Bronwynne Cornish ceramics 1982 – 2013
Floortalks will run for approximately 45 minutes
MTG Archive tours
11.30am and 3.30pm
Limited spaces available. Bookings essential.
Drop in any time between 10.00am – 2.00pm: Badge making.
11.30am – 12.30pm -
Exhibition design workshop
Limited workshop spaces available. Suitable for ages 8 – 12. Bookings essential.
Survivors’ Stories - Documentary film on the 1931 Earthquake
10.30am – 4.30am, every hour on the half hour
International Museums Day 2014
Sunday 18 May, 10.00am – 6.00pm
MTG Hawke’s Bay
1 Tennyson Street, Napier
Entry by gold coin