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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 event.
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.

Timetable of events

11am - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake
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.

Family activities
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

For more information or to book
e events@mtghawkesbay.com
p (06) 835 7781

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