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Perspectives of Māori experts engaged with private and museum collections, who reflect on the value and concerns of reconnecting taonga tuku iho ancestral treasures with whānau, hapū and iwi.

Join Miria Pōmare (Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Mutunga, Rongomaiwahine, Rongowhakaata), kaitiaki and historian for her whānau inherited responsibility for an extensive collection of taonga, both Māori and European, Tumarangai Sciascia (Ngāti Kahungunu, Kāi Tahu), Director Ihorei Gallery, Trustee of Te Mauri o Te Māori, and Kaitiaki for his whānau taonga currently exhibited in Kura Pounamu, with Moana Parata (Ngāti Toarangatira, Te Atiawa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Mutunga) Kaitiaki Māori Collections Manager Humanities at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand with over 29 years of experience, and Pātaka Art + Museum’s very own Deputy Director Laureen Sadlier (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Manu, Ngāi Tahu), who has over 34 years of museum sector experience.

Wine and cheese prelude is from 5pm in The Spine at Pātaka Art + Museum.

Please RSVP to exhibitions@poriruacity.govt.nz for catering purposes.


  • Free - RSVP Required


  • Thu 18 May


  • 5:30 pm — 6:30 pm


  • Pātaka Art + Museum
  • Cnr Norrie & Parumoana streets
  • Porirua