HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021, FROM THE MUSEUM TEAM
Make Do & Mend Workshops
‘Make Do & Mend’ workshops have been very successful with lots of creative new fashion accessories being created by utilising the mantra of recycle, rethink, repurpose and reuse. Connie Takarangi is a first time presenter of workshops here at the Museum and hopefully she will be back.
Just in time for Christmas!
We have a little SALE on at the Museum shop!
Come in and check out the Museum merchandise, Te Ara Wai Journeys merchandise, Tui & Tama merchandise for the kids, books and a whole lot more!
Our calender is open, and we are taking bookings for 2021 LEOTC.
We have a range of core social science programmes that are all designed to be student led. Want to add technology, or maybe art, or science? Have a specific local focus? Just ask. Our Te Tiriti O Waitangi session is a great way to start the year with a hands on interactive look at this vital subject. From dress ups, handling objects and taonga, our giant roll out Treaty, to signing their own class treaty with the ink dip pens.
Waipā is home to significant sites of the New Zealand Wars. Our “Ngā Pakanga O Aotearoa” program starts with a session at the Museum, and then the important kōrero continues at the sites. We have created a “causes and consequences” zoom session feturing interviews with local experts, to give three fifferent lenses. This can be added to the program, and is ideal as a post Tour session, in class. Weaving local stories, engaging, inspiring, with hands on learning experiences. If you are a Teacher, we’d love the opportunity to chat about what we can offer your students.
And yes, we are taking bookings now, book via the education tab, where you will also find our core programmes, or email us direct email@example.com
Museum Research Enquiries
Research enquiries and Research Room appointments are closed for the year and will recommence after 11th January 2021.
Museum Holiday Hours
SHOWING IN THE GALLERIES
MUSEUM EDUCATION LEOTC PROGRAM
PUBLIC PROGRAMMES & EVENTS
School Holiday Programme Week 1 & 2
We’re excited to be able to present our School Holiday Programme starting Wednesday 30th September. Lots of creative fun to be had for the kids and adults.
Check out our website page here!
Check out and share our FB events page here with your friends!
There are various prices, skill levels and spaces available, you can book by phone 07 8720085 or call into the Museum.
22 SEPTEMBER 2020
We’re at Level 1!
We are looking forward to being back to normal opening hours and welcoming you all back to our regular public programming. Saturdays, come in and enjoy Toi Oriwa Creative Space up in our mezzanine area. A creative arts project with a local artist Oriwa Morgan-Ward.
Coming up are our School Holiday programmes filled with two weeks of fun activities. Check out our events FB page here!
22 SEPTEMBER 2020
From the Collection
Our most recent acquisition to the collection is a Whāriki from renowned weaver Kahutoi Te Kanwana, from her exhibition “Te Ohanga Ake” recently held at Te Awamutu Museum.
Typically Whāriki are housed flat or hung up, but due to our limited space it was decided the best plan was to roll, the woven kiekie was tested for its durability and suitability for this method of storage.
The first step was to create a core for the whariki to be rolled onto, and we did this by “upcycling” old Museum stools, and covering these in ethafoam to create a deep and sturdy base. The next step was to cover the core in Tyvek to create a barrier between the object and the foam core. Tyvek is used as it is a pH neutral material that offers waterproofing, mitigation from dust, breathable and suitable for most Museum objects.
After preparing the base, I used extra Tyvek to roll the Whāriki on to, meaning that every revolution of the Whāriki had a barrier layer, and minimised any friction that may occur between the fibres. The whāirki is maurua (double joined) and required extra padding along the way, ‘tissue sausages’ were added to prevent any lumps or bumps being transferred between the layers. The last touch was to add Tyvek bows to hold it all together.
Megan Denz, Collection Manager
20 SEPTEMBER 2020
Here’s a quick message from LEOTC
Interesting behind the scenes look at the digitising of our collection, from Fridays session up in the Mezzanine.
While in level 2 we cannot host our face to face sessions, we do have zoom sessions booked, and are looking forward to level 1, and being able to host the many classes we have booked in.
You can explore our collection online, tamuseum.org.nz, but remember in level 2 we are still open to public Monday to Friday, and if you are a Teacher thinking about a session for your class we’d love to chat.
Call or email and we can make a time to chat to you in person here at the Museum, or we may be available to come and chat to you at your school. 07 872 0085 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
21 AUGUST 2020
Interesting behind the scenes look at the digitising of our collection, from Fridays session up in the Mezzanine. While in level 2 we cannot host our face to face sessions, we do have zoom sessions booked, and are looking forward to level 1, and being able to host the many classes we have booked in. You can explore our collection online, tamuseum.org.nz, but remember in level 2 we are still open to public Monday to Friday, and if you are a Teacher thinking about a session for your class we'd love to chat. Call or email and we can make a time to chat to you in person here at the Museum, or we may be available to come and chat to you at your school. 07 872 0085 or email@example.com.
Posted by Waipa Museum Education on Sunday, 23 August 2020
The Museum is OPEN!
In Level 2, the Museum is open to the public Monday – Friday 10am-4pm only, with social distancing in place with up to 20 people allowed in the facility for a maximum of 30 minutes at once.
Please ensure you use the government Covid app to trace your movements and please leave your contact details with front counter staff. This is all in place with your safety in mind.
Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your support.
12 AUGUST 2020
Museum Covid-19 Update
Please be advised that during level 2, the Museum will NOT be open on Saturday until further notice. We will NOT be running Public Programmes or Education Programmes following Ministry of Health and Covid:19 level 2 guidelines.
We are sorry for any inconvenience. Please keep connecting with us on our FB and check this website for updates.
Thank you. Keep safe and be kind!
12 AUGUST 2020
Museum LEOTC Wearable Art Programme
We have had 440 Te Awamutu Intermediate students participate in this years’ wearable art programme run in the Museum. The students looked at protecting the whenua from textile waste by utilising calf feed bags and newsprint into wearable creations. Students had 35mins to create a Kiwiana inspired garment. 100 million kilograms of textile waste is dumped in Aotearoa New Zealand each year, quotes www.theclotingproject.co.nz.
Big thanks to Ingham Stock Feed Top Calf and the Te Awamutu Courier for donating the bags and newsprint. Both parents and students thoroughly enjoyed the programme.
Looking forward to next years wearable arts!
2 AUGUST 2020
Toi Oriwa Creative is in the Museum!
We welcome Oriwa in the Museum on Saturdays for the month of August from 10am-2pm.
Toi Oriwa Creative Space is a new feature to the Museum, set up in the Education space where we present our public programmes. Oriwa Morgan Ward is the creative energy behind Toi Oriwa Creative Space. Regular attendees to our public programming will know Oriwa for her amazing enthusiastic energy and ability to connect with learners. If you haven’t experienced what Toi Oriwa Creative is all about, then come in to the Museum this Saturday 1st August from 10am – 2pm. Oriwa will be demonstrating her creative projects and sharing her knowledge FREE of charge.
If you’re interested in a raranga/ weaving workshop next Saturday, Oriwa will be taking bookings to learn kono/ woven food bowl made from harakeke/ flax. If there’s time you could also learn how to make a tīpare/ headband. More info to come.
31 JULY 2020
The Museum will be opening at a later time of 2pm on Friday 24th July, to allow for staff training.
We apologise for any inconvenience. Kia ora
21 JULY 2020