Warning: contains culture

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.


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!


  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.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s