Story: Arts and the nation

New Zealand culture at Seville Expo, 1992

The recognition by successive governments of the importance of cultural activities to the nation's identity was reflected by the significant role given to the arts in New Zealand displays at international expos. Here, Prime Minister Jim Bolger visits an exhibition of New Zealand art and hears opera singer Kiri Te Kanawa perform at the 1992 Expo at Seville, Spain.

Using this item

TVNZ Television New Zealand

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Arts and the nation - The nation accepts the arts, 1940 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 22 Oct 2014