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Wellington Museum Unlocks Doors to the Attic

WELLINGTON MUSEUM UNLOCKS DOORS TO THE ATTIC

Wellington Museum’s new permanent exhibition space, The Attic, is set to open to visitors on Saturday 14 November 2015.

The Attic is a tribute to Wellington and its region, revealing more of its quirky stories and celebrating the Capital’s past, present and future.

“Our new exhibition will captivate the imagination, stimulate curiosity and capture who we are as a region and a city,” said Brett Mason, Wellington Museum’s Director.

The Attic is the first phase of the Museum’s development following a ‘dispersed’ model where each display tells a different story, allowing visitors to discover a contemporary story next to an historic story. The theme of the exhibition is designed to feel as though you are rummaging through history’s own attic to discover a myriad of stories.

“This is the first time this space will be opened up to visitors, with 30% more floor space to the Museum. The construction phase required a high standard of work, respecting the building’s heritage and allowed us to increase the number of objects on display by 40%,” says Brett.

Highlights of The Attic include: Ngā Hau - a combination of installation art and cinema, where filmed vignettes are projected onto the custom-designed structure, taking the form of a freestanding time machine; The Frederick Jersey de Clere Room - a space dedicated to the architecture of the building; and costumes from the New Zealand film, What We Do in the Shadows.

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says the Wellington Museum is a great asset and a significant attraction for city visitors and residents across the Wellington region.

“The Attic will strengthen the city’s art and culture offering and pay tribute to our history and Wellington as a contemporary Capital city,” she says.

At a cost of approximately $1.2 million, the new permanent exhibition space is the most ambitious project for Wellington Museum since it opened in 1999. The Attic was made possible thanks to the generous support of Wellington Museum’s principal funder

Wellington City Council, and the support from the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, New Zealand Lotteries and the Wellington Community Trust.

The opening of The Attic will be celebrated on Saturday 14 November with a line-up of live performances reflecting the stories told in the exhibition.

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