We are really excited to announce the launch of Kiwi Chicks: New Zealand Girl History/Ngā Kōhine Kiwi: He Hītori Taitamāhine o Aotearoa, a collaboration between National Services Te Paerangi and Girl Museum. What is this project with the cheeky title? It is a collections-based exhibition that explores girlhood in New Zealand during the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. You can visit anytime at http://www.nzgirlhistory.net.
It is not too late to participate either. Kiwi Chicks is designed to showcase all types of objects from New Zealand girl history. We want objects used by girls, for girls, about girls, and girl material culture, including found objects, photographs, fine art, clothing, and ephemera.
If you would like your organisation to get involved, please get in touch with Ashley and she will get you started. Even if you are not sure whether what you have in your collection would be appropriate, drop us a line and we can have a chat. Kiwi Chicks is a growing project that we hope will include more museums, galleries, historic societies, archives, and schools over the next 5 years, or more!
For more details, contact Ashley Remer at 04 381 7417 or on Ashley.Remer@tepapa.govt.nz.