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Waikato Museum Wins National Award

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 12:08 pm | Waikato Museum

An exhibition celebrating the art and legacy of Maaori weaving won Best Exhibition - Regional Taonga Māori at the Museums Aotearoa awards last night for Waikato Museum. More >>

New Exhibition Shines Spotlight on Modern Maaori Astronomy

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 4:58 pm | Waikato Museum

A new exhibition at Waikato Museum will shine a spotlight on modern Maaori astronomy and promote a better understanding of the history and meaning of Matariki. More >>

National Art Award Offers $20,000 First Prize

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 10:12 am | Waikato Museum

Entry is now open to the 2016 National Contemporary Art Award to be judged by celebrated international artist and curator Misal Adnan Yildiz and managed by Waikato Museum. More >>

Fieldays® art award celebrates innovation

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 3:08 pm | Waikato Museum

Entry to the Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award is now open. The award, hosted by Waikato Museum, culminates in a public exhibition to coincide with the Fieldays event in June at Hamilton’s ArtsPost. More >>

Waikato Museum Exceeds Visitor Targets

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 9:16 am | Waikato Museum

Waikato Museum attracted 11,363 visitors in January 2016, exceeding its visitor target by 42 per cent and January 2015 figures by 34 per cent. More >>

Country Calendar to Celebrate 50 Years on Air

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 12:57 pm | Waikato Museum

Hyundai Country Calendar has chosen Waikato Museum as the venue for an exhibition to celebrate 50 years on air next year. Country Calendar: 50 Golden Years will open from 11 June – 28 September 2016. More >>

Waikato Museum Secures Major Da Vinci Show

Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 5:30 pm | Waikato Museum

The major touring exhibition Da Vinci Mechanics will open from 27 February - 29 May 2016 at Waikato Museum. More >>

Waikato Museum Sole Northern Venue for Hotere Culbert

Friday, 5 September 2014, 11:50 am | Waikato Museum

Waikato Museum will be the only North Island venue to show HOTERE CULBERT , an exhibition featuring collaborative works from two of New Zealand’s greatest artists from 22 November to 1 March 2015. More >>

Opportunity for Artists to Exhibit in Hamilton Gallery

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 3:13 pm | Waikato Museum

Submissions are invited from New Zealand-based artists and arts groups interested in holding an exhibition of their work at ArtsPost Galleries & Shop in Hamilton. More >>

Treasures From Te Papa Unpacked at Waikato Museum

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 9:41 am | Waikato Museum

The Blowing up of the Boyd Waikato Museum has partnered with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in a recent initiative; Unpacked: Treasures from Te Papa, where selected masterpieces are loaned to display for three months. The first work to go ... More >>

Te Awamutu artists win Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award

Friday, 6 June 2014, 1:36 pm | Waikato Museum

A hinaki made of rusty No.8 wire and flax has won the major prize in the 2014 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award. Artists Dagmar and Nick Elliott took out the $8,000 prize for their entry Rustic Hinaki at the awards ceremony sponsored by Fieldays ... More >>

National Art Award encourages artists to get wired

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 4:08 pm | Waikato Museum

Entries for the Fieldays No. 8 Wire National Art Award is now open and with a cash first prize double that of last year, organisers are looking forward to the ingenious and unique exhibits that the awards are known to attract. More >>

The Romans are here!

Friday, 24 January 2014, 7:25 pm | Waikato Museum

What did the Romans ever do for us? A lot! They invented concrete, aquaducts, bound books, highways and even welfare to name a few things. If we could travel back in time and visit Ancient Rome, we would be very surprised to see how many aspects of ... More >>

Waikato Museum – School Holiday Programme

Wednesday, 10 July 2013, 12:42 pm | Waikato Museum

Book into one of our fantastic school holiday programmes! Each morning we’ll tackle a new project, before exploring our exciting new eco-exhibition, Planet Warriors (free entry included with morning programmes). On Tuesdays and Thursdays, children ... More >>

Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award Exhibition

Wednesday, 5 June 2013, 1:05 pm | Waikato Museum

Ingenuity meets creativity in the Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award where every artwork must have a minimum 75% No.8 wire in its composition. More >>

It’s Not Just a Game: Speaking Season with John Minto

Monday, 1 August 2011, 4:53 pm | Waikato Museum

John Minto is a political activist best known for his involvement in various left-wing groups and causes. Most notable of these was the Halt All Racist Tours group, which was involved in the protests of the 1981 Springbok tour at Rugby Park in Hamilton. More >>

Finalists announced for National Art Award

Monday, 28 June 2010, 3:03 pm | Waikato Museum

28 JUNE 2010 For Immediate Release Thirty-three finalists have been announced for the Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award 2010. More >>

Guinness World Record breaker visits Waikato Museu

Wednesday, 7 April 2010, 5:28 pm | Waikato Museum

Waikato Museum visitors will have the chance to learn the secrets of the second most successful Guinness World Record breaker of the last decade, when two shows are held at the facility next Wednesday [14 April]. More >>

Da Vinci’s creations on display at Waikato Museum

Tuesday, 10 March 2009, 9:35 am | Waikato Museum

The Da Vinci Machines, an international exhibition that has attracted record visitor numbers at all New Zealand venues in which it has been displayed, opens at Waikato Museum this Saturday [14 March]. More >>

Exhibition opening to mark Human Rights Day

Friday, 5 December 2008, 3:46 pm | Waikato Museum

An exhibition providing an insight into the lives of refugees will open at Waikato Museum next Wednesday [10 December] at 10am – coinciding with celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the UN Declaration of Human Rights. More >>



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