Also written by Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki
Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki visitors will get to experience some of the world’s most astounding phenomena in the new National Geographic exhibition, “Rarely Seen.” In this exhibition of visual wonders, National Geographic reveals a world very few have the chance to see for themselves. Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary has opened at Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki on March 1 and runs until August 31 2019.
The exhibition features 50 striking images shot by some of the world’s finest photographers of places, events, natural phenomena, and man-made heirlooms seldom seen by human eyes. With an introduction by National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez, whose work has taken him from the Peruvian Andes to the deepest caves of Papua New Guinea, this exhibition captures unbelievable moments, natural wonders, and extraordinary objects from the far reaches of the globe.
“Rarely Seen is a great example of National Geographic’s rich history of sharing places, moments and objects that astonish and inspire,” said Kathryn Keane, vice president for National Geographic Exhibitions. “This collection from the stables of the world’s leading geography imaging organisation is truly unseen in many ways”… “and in 2019 New Zealand audiences will have the opportunity to share in this special moment to celebrate heritage and culture from right across the globe”, says Cameron S. Curd, Kaitiaki Pukapuka-a-Rohe/District Archivist for Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki. “This is a fantastic opportunity for New Zealand audiences to view this stunning international photographic collection right here in South Taranaki”, says His Worship Mayor Ross Dunlop.
Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary premieres in Aotearoa New Zealand from 1 March - 31 August 2019 at Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki, 127 Egmont Street, Pātea.
The National Geographic International Touring Exhibitions Programme has provided this content, and funding support has been provided by the Lysaght-Watt Trust.