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Rootbound

7 Nov 2020 to 28 Feb 2021
10 am – 5 pm
We are bound by the roots of our raakau/wood ancestors. This exhibition celebrates Taane, the Maaori God of both forest and mankind, in his living form. If he remains upright, then so might we.
Event type: 
Art
Price: 
Free
Venue: 
Waikato Museum
Address: 
1 Grantham Street Hamilton
Region: 
Waikato

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Our relationship with the mighty tree has never been more important.
Deforestation ultimately means de-population.

Through collection items held at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taong o Waikato, we revisit our dependence on wood: its continued use knowing no boundary but the inventive human imagination.
We are bound by the roots of our raakau/wood ancestors. This exhibition celebrates Taane, the Maaori God of both forest and mankind, in his living form. If he remains upright, then so might we.

Education programmes are available for this exhibition.

 

Image: Kauri Gum Bible, 1907, Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare
Taonga o Waikato, and Wooden Top Hat, 2011, Roger Maybe, private collection.

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Waikato Museum - Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

26 Nov 2020

For an inspirational experience, visit us on the banks of the Waikato River in the heart of Hamilton's cultural precinct. Our exhibitions and activities tell the stories of this region and include visual art, social history, tangata whenua and science.