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Dowse Art Museum's Pakohe exhibition, 1985–86

Dowse Art Museum's Pakohe exhibition, 1985–86

Under the directorship of James Mack (1981–88) the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt championed New Zealand craft and repositioned the gallery as a repository of decorative rather than fine arts. The Pakohe exhibition of 1985 and 1986 celebrated, in the parlance of the day, master craftsmen working in stone. 

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Reference: Eph-D-ARTS-1985-01

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Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, 'Crafts and applied arts - New developments, 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/45317/dowse-art-museums-pakohe-exhibition-1985-86 (accessed 20 November 2018)

Story by Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, published 22 Oct 2014