The popular Museum Blogs site has just relaunched, and has a brand new baby sister site, Museum Podcasts
Rua Pick: Te Whare o Anupihi: 5 Dec 2008 – 1 March 2009. This selection of artworks is a tribute to the Waitaha nga hoanga tuhituhi (rock drawings and paintings) that adorn the limestone caves and shelters throughout the South Island of New Zealand.
Taranaki Pioneer Village welcomes visitors every day of the year to its historic buildings set in park like surroundings. This outdoor museum, reflecting pioneer Taranaki, is on the main highway just south of Stratford and overlooks farmland with views of Mount Egmont/Taranaki.
Museums have had the traditional function of storing, organising and interpreting the world’s artefacts. However, they are now being given the additional role of safeguarding the world from which these objects originate
The Mangawhai Historical Society owns a small ‘Early Settler’ type museum located in Mangawhai village, 27km from Wellsford.
Russell Museum grew out of a community project to mark New Zealand’s Centennial celebrations in 1940.
Second Life, a free 3D virtual world where 16 and a half million users worldwide socialize, connect and create using voice and text chat. It is, in essence, a virtual museum.
The Huia Settlers Museum is nestled between the forest of the Waitakere Ranges and the Manukau Harbour, in a lovely rural, seaside setting. It records the lives of the settlers in the area.
Sawmilling was a major industry on the West Coast, particularly from the 1890s to the 1930s. Shantytown’sworking sawmill used to tell the industry’s story but changing technology and economics meant that by 2005 it was no longer viable to continue operating the mill. The mill closed and planning began for a new interactive experience.
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