Kōrero: Museums

Opening of Te Papa

On 14 February 1998 the new Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa was officially opened on Wellington's waterfront. The opening completed over a decade of planning and construction. This film clip shows the ceremony on that day, beginning with the arrival of waka (canoes) at dawn, a procession to the marae led by Governor-General Paul Reeves, a speech by Prime Minister Jenny Shipley and the formal declaration of opening by two representatives of the younger generation, Tama Whiting and Grace Sweeney, accompanied by famous yachtsman Peter Blake.

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Conal McCarthy, 'Museums - New museums for the new century, 1990 to 2013', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/43884/opening-of-te-papa (accessed 16 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Conal McCarthy, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014