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THE ART OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

20 Nov 2018 to 18 Jan 2019
THE ART OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Discover just how close Auckland came to a world-class integrated public transport system in the 1970s
Event type: 
Exhibition
Price: 
Normal MOTAT admission fees apply
Venue: 
MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology)
Address: 
805 Great North Road & Meola Rd, Western Springs, Auckland 1022
Region: 
Auckland

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Gifford Jackson and the Auckland Rapid Transit scheme

Discover just how close Auckland came to a world-class integrated public transport system in the 1970s. This exhibition, in the Walsh Memorial Library, tells the story of the Auckland Rapid Transit (ART) scheme through vivid illustrations by New Zealand’s ‘godfather’ of industrial design, Gifford Jackson.

Jackson was employed to develop concept drawings of the interior and exterior design of the ART locomotives and carriages. The ART project brought together a team of engineers, town planners and others to plan a rapid rail system – nicknamed ‘Robbie’s Rapid Rail’ after its staunchest supporter, Mayor Sir Dove-Myer Robinson. The ART system never eventuated.

The Walsh Memorial Library is located at MOTAT 1 on Great North road. Open hours are Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Normal MOTAT admission fees apply.

 

Image credit: Gifford Jackson. (July 1974). Auckland Rapid Transit: Concept for train 124 and passenger platform. Richard Croker Collection, ART-2017-8.6. Walsh Memorial Library, Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

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Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

20 Nov 2018

MOTAT is New Zealand's largest transport and technology museum of its kind and offers an exciting learning experience for visitors of all ages.