Tag Archives: Te Papa

Illustrated talk: Introducing Miss Universe

Lorraine Downes is the subject of Our Miss Universe, a new showcase at Te Papa which features her iconic Miss Universe gown, crown, sash and trophy, all of which she recently gifted to Te Papa. On Tuesday 24 September from 6pm–7.30pm, New Zealand’s … Continue reading

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Illustrated talk: Behind the Scenes with Dame Suzie Moncrieff

Join Dame Suzie Moncrieff, the inspirational woman behind the World of WearableArt™, for an illustrated talk at Te Papa on Saturday 21 September from 1 to 2pm. This year, the World of WearableArt™, or WOW® as it has become known … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Mollie Rodie Carnival Queen

During World War II, New Zealand designer and journalist Mollie Rodie found a new use for her fashion credentials. Her Carnival Queen costume designs brought a touch of Hollywood-style glamour to fundraising pageants and helped rally spirits on the home … Continue reading

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Kahu Ora / Living Cloaks at Te Papa, 8 June – 22 October 2012

Kahu Ora showcases the world’s largest collection of Māori cloaks – among the most precious taonga (treasures) to Māori and stunning in their artistry and diversity. These are living cloaks. They carry powerful stories of their weavers and wearers. They … Continue reading

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Te Papa lecture – The World of Charles Frederick Worth

In association with the exhibition Unveiled: 200 Years of Wedding Fashion from the V&A, London, Te Papa is presenting a series of lectures which expand upon themes within the exhibition. In the first lecture Maureen Montgomery from Canterbury University explores the World … Continue reading

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Unveiled: 200 Years of Wedding Fashion open!

On behalf of the Costume & Textile Association Committee best wishes for the festive season! If you are passing through Wellington during the holidays be sure to pop into Te Papa to see Unveiled: 200 Years of Wedding Fashion from the … Continue reading

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Lecture: Queen Victoria, Winterhalter and a secret language of visual symbolism

In conjunction with the forthcoming exhibition Unveiled: 200 years of Wedding Fashion from the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Te Papa is delighted to present a series of lectures in conjunction with this glamorous exhibition. The first lecture is by visiting … Continue reading

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Public talk: NZ fashion in the 1960s with Michal McKay and Jillian Ewart

Join influential fashion icons and media women, Michal McKay and Jillian Ewart in conversation with Claire Regnault, curator of New Zealand in Vogue, at Te Papa on 21 July at 6.30pm, as they recall the heady days of New Zealand fashion in … Continue reading

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Public talk by visiting curator Edwina Ehrman, Curator of Textiles and Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Tuesday 9 August 2011, Soundings Theatre, Level 2, Te Papa, Wellington 6.30pm–7.30pm   Friends of Te Papa $10.00, General Public $15.00. Edwina Ehrman is a Curator of Textiles and Fashion at the V&A. She is the curator of the touring … Continue reading

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