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Whare Kahurangi: 100 years

Terms 2 and 3, 22 April 2019 to 11 October 2019
All year levels

Whare Kahurangi: 100 Years (April – November 2019) celebrates 100 years since the opening of the Taranaki Museum. W.H. Skinner the Taranaki surveyor and historian was the catalyst for the development of a museum in New Plymouth. Skinner offered to donate his extensive collection of Māori taonga to the city of New Plymouth on the condition that a museum be built to house it. His legacy will be examined through the history of the museum up until the opening of Puke Ariki in 2003 and an exploration of treasures the museum collection holds today. The exhibition will also showcase collections built by locals from all around the mounga.


Junior students (new entrant to Year 10)
This interactive exhibition offers a wide range of possible inquiries for students to follow. Hands on activities in the Noel and Melva Yarrow Education Room will enhance the gallery experience.

New Zealand Curriculum Links:
Social Sciences: This topic covers elements of Social Studies Levels 1-5.
Technology: Nature of Technology Levels 1- 5.
The Arts: Understanding the Arts in Context and Communicating and Interpreting Levels 1- 5.

Senior Students (Year 11 to 13)
Careers: An opportunity for students to get a greater understanding of the types of careers and jobs in the world of museums. This lesson will provide opportunities to talk to Puke Ariki educators and other staff about the many career paths available in the arts.

New Zealand Curriculum Links:
Schools who offer unit standards in Careers may find this learning opportunity beneficial.