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Whanganui Regional Museum - Latest News [Page 1]

Mayoress’s Blouse Goes On Display

Friday, 23 February 2024, 9:03 am | Whanganui Regional Museum

Isobel Duncan in 1903. Photo credit: 2008.60.310, photographed by W. H. Bartlett. Bequest of Josephine Duncan, 2008. Whanganui Regional Museum is excited to highlight another stunning item of clothing with a wonderful Whanganui connection. The Outfit ... More >>

Museum’s Muslin Dress Shows Romantic Summer Style

Thursday, 18 January 2024, 7:03 pm | Whanganui Regional Museum

From left: Kaihāpai Taonga/Collections and Curatorial Lead, Trish Nugent-Lyne and Kaiāwhina/Collections Assistant, Kathy Greensides preparing the dress in the museum’s textile workroom. Photo credit: Karen Hughes/Whanganui Regional Museum Whanganui ... More >>

Harmony Preserved: Historic Grand Piano Loaned To Museum

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 10:16 am | Whanganui Regional Museum

By Karen Hughes Christmas has come early for the Whanganui Regional Museum with the arrival of a grand piano made by the renowned German-American company, Steinway & Sons. The piano is on loan for one year from the New Zealand Opera School ... More >>

Time Lord’s TARDIS Features In Outfit Of The Month Talk

Monday, 16 October 2023, 3:44 pm | Whanganui Regional Museum

By Karen Hughes The Whanganui Regional Museum’s latest Outfit of the Month has a curious connection to the popular British television show, Dr Who. The outfit for November is a 1939 black faille evening gown. The dress was donated to the Museum ... More >>

New Zealand Poet Celebrated In Upcoming Fashion Talk

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 8:36 am | Whanganui Regional Museum

By Karen Hughes The Whanganui Regional Museum has selected a dress worn by well-known New Zealand poet Eileen Duggan (1894-1972), for the upcoming Outfit of the Month exhibit. Grace Burgess, a long-time personal friend of Eileen Duggan, donated the ... More >>

Director’s Tour To Highlight Women’s Achievements

Monday, 11 September 2023, 5:19 pm | Whanganui Regional Museum

Museum Director, Dr Bronwyn Labrum. Photo credit: Skye Boniface Whanganui Regional Museum will commemorate Suffrage Day with a special event focusing on Whanganui women. Museum Director Dr Bronwyn Labrum will lead a tour of the Museum galleries, highlighting ... More >>

First Spring Lecture To Showcase Whanganui Bells

Tuesday, 15 August 2023, 5:53 pm | Whanganui Regional Museum

The Whanganui Regional Museum is pleased to announce the first event in its 2023 Spring Lecture Series. Revising a popular talk that has received many requests for repeat, Whanganui historian Scott Flutey will speak about the bells of Whanganui. ... More >>

Photo Preservation Workshop At Museum

Tuesday, 8 August 2023, 2:20 pm | Whanganui Regional Museum

By Karen Hughes The Whanganui Regional Museum is offering a workshop to help people preserve their precious family photographs. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2308/dfd8656bc8fc04e3d480.jpeg" width="509" height="720"> Museum Archivist, Sandi Black, ... More >>

Art Deco Coat Subject Of Fashion Talk

Wednesday, 19 July 2023, 4:10 pm | Whanganui Regional Museum

The Whanganui Regional Museum has once again selected a flamboyant coat from the collection of Jean Lambert, for the next edition of Ko te Kākahu o te Marama - Outfit of the Month . For the month of August, an Art Deco-style coat made in the 1920s-30s More >>

Museum Exhibition To Showcase Whanganui Photographer

Tuesday, 27 June 2023, 5:07 pm | Whanganui Regional Museum

The Whanganui Regional Museum is set to open a new photographic exhibition showcasing a selection of portraits by prominent Whanganui photographer William James Harding. Between Skin & Shirt: The photographic portraits of William Harding will ... More >>

Fashion Floor Talks Are Gathering Momentum

Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 10:55 am | Whanganui Regional Museum

By Karen Hughes The Whanganui Regional Museum will once again exhibit a special item from its extensive fashion and textile collection, as part of the ongoing Outfit of the Month series. The presentation to the public starts with a free lunchtime ... More >>

Exotic Example Of 80s Sophistication

Wednesday, 25 January 2023, 10:14 am | Whanganui Regional Museum

Whanganui, NZ, January 25, 2023 By Karen Hughes The Whanganui Regional Museum is pleased to announce the latest edition of Ko te Kākahu o te Marama - Outfit of the Month . To be unveiled next week, the outfit chosen for display during February is ... More >>

Wedding Outfit Wows For January Display

Tuesday, 13 December 2022, 6:28 pm | Whanganui Regional Museum

The Whanganui Regional Museum is pleased to announce the next edition of Ko te Kākahu o te Marama - Outfit of the Month . To be presented to the public next week, the outfit chosen for display for the month of January is a jacket and skirt combination, ... More >>

Mouri Tūroa Activities Shared In Public Talk

Wednesday, 9 November 2022, 10:37 am | Whanganui Regional Museum

The Whanganui Regional Museum is pleased to announce the next event in the Spring Lecture Series, to be delivered this time by Gordon Cribb and Nancy Tuaine. In their presentation, Gordon and Nancy will speak about the Mouri Tūroa programme and the ... More >>

Samuel Drew Lecture Returns

Wednesday, 26 October 2022, 2:39 pm | Whanganui Regional Museum

By Karen Hughes The Whanganui Regional Museum is pleased to announce the return of the Samuel Drew Lecture, on Friday 11 November at 7pm in the Davis Theatre. The Samuel Drew Lecture is an annual event named in honour of the man who founded the ... More >>

Art Deco Tea Dress To Go On Display

Monday, 17 October 2022, 11:12 am | Whanganui Regional Museum

The Whanganui Regional Museum is pleased to announce the latest edition of Ko te Kākahu o te Marama - Outfit of the Month. More >>

Preschool Learning Resources Gifted To Museum

Thursday, 22 September 2022, 8:50 am | Whanganui Regional Museum

By Karen Hughes The Whanganui Regional Museum has received a generous donation of learning resources, to assist with education learning programmes for preschoolers. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2209/da04e58c45bb72975980.jpeg" ... More >>

Top Crime Writers Discover Whanganui Treasures

Tuesday, 13 September 2022, 3:08 pm | Whanganui Regional Museum

Whanganui Regional Museum was recently host to three of the literary world’s top crime writers. The trio were in Whanganui to deliver their ‘Crime After Crime’ group show. It was the second stop in a tour of seven New Zealand towns, brought ... More >>

New Museum Partnership Supports Contemporary Māori Craft

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 2:48 pm | Whanganui Regional Museum

By Karen Hughes The Whanganui Regional Museum is delighted to be announced as the newest fund partner of the Blumhardt Fund. The fund is awarded by the Blumhardt Foundation, to support New Zealand public art galleries and museums in their acquisition of work ... More >>

Interactive Arapaki Panel Comes To Pukenamu Queens Park

Monday, 4 July 2022, 5:06 pm | Whanganui Regional Museum

Marty and Marilyn Vreede The Whanganui Regional Museum is excited to be hosting the city’s newest interactive art installation. A large-scale tukutuku panel (locally known as arapaki) has been placed outside the Museum building in Pukenamu Queen’s ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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