Warning: contains culture

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington. Photo: Su Leslie, 2014

Libraries, art galleries and museums are probably my favourites kinds of container. Within their walls I can experience histories, cultures and creativity. And actually, I would have to include books here too; containers of knowledge, stories, dreams.

Te Papa is New Zealand’s national museum and gallery. While I tend to the view that in trying to attract large numbers of visitors Te Papa has a tendency to “dumb down” this country’s complex and multi-faceted history and culture, I still visit the gallery, and appreciate the curatorial and conservation work that goes on behind the scenes.

“Containers” is the theme of this week’s Daily Post photo challenge.

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16 thoughts on “Warning: contains culture

  1. I had just finished checking out the earthquake isolators and was just across the road when the August 16 earthquake struck last year! Found a pub quickish and had a drink! But yes, it dumbs it down a bit, but the artworks are superb!

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  2. It’s full of interesting pieces. I visited when there was a Monet exhibition on, but unfortunately the queues were far too long to get in to see the Monets, so we enjoyed all the other cultural pieces on display.

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