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RELEASED 15 JUNE 2018
This Friday, the Nelson Provincial Museum will celebrate the beginning of the Māori New Year, Matariki, with two public performances of traditional Māori musical instruments from the Museum’s own collection.
RELEASED 7 MAY 2018
The Nelson Provincial Museums latest exhibition 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic, which opened to the public on the 17th March, has had its run extended by another month due to popular demand.
RELEASED 16 March 2018
In 1985 National Geographic Magazine ran on its cover a photograph by American Steve McCurry – a simple portrait of a green eyed Afghan girl taken in a refugee camp in Pakistan. That photograph became one of the most iconic images ever published, in the nearly 130-year history of the magazine. Afghan Girl, as the image became known, will feature in the Nelson Provincial Museums latest international exhibition 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic, opening to the public 17 March 2018.
RELEASED 28 September 2017
Bugs may have a reputation for being small, scaly and scary but the Nelson Provincial Museum is out to prove that creepy crawlies are actually superheroes in disguise with the opening of Bugs! Our Backyard Heroes.
RELEASED 29 November 2017
Nelson Provincial Museum has received a prestigious UNESCO honour with the inscription of the Tyree Studio Collection onto the UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand documentary heritage register.