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Whanganui Regional Museum Unveils 1950s Hand-Knitted Dress

Friday, 28 June 2024, 8:41 am | Whanganui Regional Museum

This charming piece features long sleeves, a faux shirt front opening, and a collar. A crocheted belt with a metal interlocking buckle highlights the waist, perfectly balancing playful elegance with classy design. More >>

School Holiday Activities At Whanganui Regional Museum

Thursday, 27 June 2024, 9:18 am | Whanganui Regional Museum

The Winter school holiday programme focuses on Matariki celebrations with fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) activities to suit a variety of ages and ability levels. More >>

1970s Flair: Purple Suit Highlights Bold Era In Men's Fashion

Monday, 27 May 2024, 11:03 am | Whanganui Regional Museum

Whanganui Regional Museum is thrilled to showcase a sophisticated example of 1970s men’s fashion and to welcome the original wearer and donor for its public unveiling. More >>

Family Join The Dots On Cherished Dress

Monday, 20 May 2024, 9:57 am | Whanganui Regional Museum

Whanganui Regional Museum is thrilled to have received a treasure trove of new information shedding light on the life of Lila Alice Campbell, a prominent Whanganui personality whose legacy continues to inspire generations. More >>

Wedding Dress Display Sparks Heartwarming Family Reunion

Monday, 6 May 2024, 2:58 pm | Whanganui Regional Museum

Generations later, in 1993, the exquisite dress found its way to the Museum’s collection through the generous donation of Eileen Martin, a granddaughter of Alivine and Wilhelm Franke. The dress has become not just a historical artefact, but a tangible link ... More >>

Historic Wedding Dress Unveiled: A Piece Of Marton’s Heritage

Tuesday, 23 April 2024, 12:22 pm | Whanganui Regional Museum

The dress, made from silk taffeta and satin believed to be imported from Germany and tailored in New Zealand, showcases a fusion of machine and hand sewing techniques. More >>

Dress Recalls Memories Of Department Stores

Friday, 22 March 2024, 10:12 am | Whanganui Regional Museum

By Karen Hughes Fashion aficionados are set to be thrilled by the display of a dress from the late twentieth century when Whanganui Regional Museum presents the next Ko te Kākahu o te Marama - Outfit of the Month. The outfit for April is a summery ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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