Julie King Memorial Lecture: Taonga Māori and Christian Missions
Sunday 4 September / 2pm
Philip Carter Family Auditorium
Free / Booking Recommended
Our next Julie King Memorial Lecture will be presented by Dr Deidre Brown.
Nineteenth-century Christian missions to Aotearoa New Zealand played important roles in collecting, distributing, and understanding taonga Māori (Māori treasures) in Western Europe. The acquisition of the taonga from Māori is a tale of entrepreneurship for Māori and survival for early missionaries. This talk will discuss how recent research has revealed the journeys of these taonga and their role in shaping European opinions about Māori art and society.
Spaces are limited, bookings recommended.