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Te Papa: Reinventing New Zealand's National Museum 1998-2018

Te Papa: Reinventing New Zealand's National Museum 1998-2018

Author: Conal McCarthy
$45.00(NZD)  inc GST
Published to mark 20 years since the landmark opening of Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand in 1998, this illustrated book by well-known museum studies academic Conal McCarthy examines the vision behind the museum, how it has evolved in the last two decades, and the particular way Te Papa goes about the business of being a national museum in a nation with two Treaty partners.

McCarthy provides a warm and at times critical appraisal of its origins, development, innovations and reception, including some of its key museological features which have drawn international attention, highlights of exhibitions, collections and programmes over its first twenty years, and the issues that have sparked national and local debate.
Table of contents
Foreword 8
Introduction: Day one 14
01. Getting to day one 26
02. A guided tour of the museum 52
03. What the staff intended . . . and what the critics thought 80
04. Biculturalism and beyond 112
05. The museum at work in 2017 142
06. Learning from the first 20 years 174
Appendices: selected highlights 1998-2017 188
Current strategies and values 206
Interviewees 210
Glossary 212
Notes 219
Image credits 247
Acknowledgements 247
Index 248
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General Fields

  • : 9780994136268
  • : Te Papa Press
  • : Te Papa Press
  • : February 2018
  • : 210mm X 148mm X 20mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Conal McCarthy
  • : 0
  • : Full colour images throughout