Check out the following events and exhibitions hosted by NZ Diversity Action Programme participant museums and galleries.
Take part in an explosion of dance and culture! Pasifik Jam combines Cook Island dance with the rhythms of the Pacific to get your heart pumping and your body grooving.
Designer and artist Lindah Lepou presents a retrospective exhibition of works created over the past 17 years, as well as extraordinary new pieces for purchase.
Join Wellington’s Tongan Youth Choir this ANZAC Day for a special programme of gospel and traditional songs commemorating the contribution of Pacific peoples to the ANZAC cause.
Come to Te Papa for a special ANZAC Day screening of Wellington filmmaker Gaylene Preston’s imaginative retelling of the wartime love story of her parents, Ed and Tui.
For a detailed list of events visit the Te Papa website.
18-20 April MA12: Collaboration in Practice
MA12 is a wonderful opportunity to engage with New Zealand's museum community, to learn, and to share the fun with colleagues from all kinds of museums, galleries and related organisations. Register now.
The 2012 New Zealand Museum Awards will be presented in Wellington on 19 April. The awards have been presented annually since 2008 to celebrate individuals and organisations who achieve excellence in the museum and gallery sector in New Zealand. The awards are open to individual or museum members of
For more information visit the Museums Aotearoa website.
Te Manawa Gallery
31 March- 11 May Migrating Kitchen Exhibition
Migrating Kitchen migrates to Palmerston North to celebrate cultural diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand, showcasing the food, families and festivals of six local ethic communities – Filipino, Cook Islands, Russian, Bhutanese, French and Zimbabwean. Visit the various ‘kitchens’ to learn something about the culture of each community, and join in the fun of weekend cooking demonstrations and other cultural events.
For more information visit The Migrating Kitchen website.
What do you mean, we? groups together an international selection of artists to examine prejudice in its various forms. Selected artists employ a range of innovative strategies from psychoanalysis to voluntary homelessness to expose or even transcend discrimination.
For a detailed list of events visit the Te Tuhi website.
Museum of Wellington City & Sea
Death & Diversity
Death and Diversity exhibition open every day 10 to 5 until 26 June 2012. Explore the diverse rituals surrounding death through the experiences of members of Wellington’s Assyrian, Chinese, Colombian, Hindu, Jewish, Mexican and Muslim communities.
Check out their events in happening in April. For a detailed list of events visit the Museum of Wellington City & Sea website.