Portrait of The Royal Family Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their Five Children. Lithograph 1846
This lithograph is an exquisite exemplar of the reproduction of a portrait of the British imperial family. Franz Xavier Winterhalter, painter to the Royal Courts of Europe, completed this image in 1846. The Parisian lithographer, Alphonse Leon Noel, copied it on commission a year later.
Queen Victoria sits with the Royal Consort Prince Albert, surrounded by five of their nine children – on her right, Prince Alfred in white, and Edward the Prince of Wales in red, while daughters Princess Alice, and her first born, Victoria the Princess Royal, admire the infant Princess Helena. How did this remarkable picture find its way to Te Awamutu?
Come in and read all about this amazing story during the month of February, and take home some Museum merchandise based on this significant collection object.
Displayed on the Front Porch Gallery for the month of February 2022
Forged in Fire!
An exhibition encompassing images and information about the inspiring process representing the collective passion for wood-fired pottery, bringing together artists and their skills to create, maintain and fire a unique anagram kiln located in Roro-o-rangi. This amazing Japanese-style anagram kind along with trained firemasters, over 3000+ bricks and loads of wood dept at 1300 degrees Celsius for over 72 hours, creates amazing and unique artworks. Come and view some of the amazing photos taken at the firing and unloading as see some the art work up close!
The public really engaged with this small but impactful exhibition of the highly skilled process and camaraderie between the artists captured in the images projected onto the wall above some of the incredible artwork on show.
This exhibition will be showing on the Front Porch for the months of November – December 2021 and January 2022.
Celebrating Māori Language Month at the Museum!
Nau mai, hoki mai ki te whare taonga o Te Awamutu.
We have a month long exhibition celebrating te reo Māori for the month of September on the Front Porch Gallery. Ae, that’s right! Come in and see some Museum collection taonga objects with their te reo name and broaden your knowledge of te reo in the Museum environment.
Please note when visiting the Museum you may be required to wear a face covering and sign in with the contact tracing app or sign in manually then sanitise. We make it easier and safer to experience the Museum throughout the different Covid Levels.
Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa!