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Accidentally Surrealist exhibition in the Euan and Ann Sinclair Gallery

Photographs from Te Papa’s collection will respond to the major Surrealism exhibition opening in Toi Art in June

In June of this year, an exhibition of New Zealand and international photography will open in the Euan and Ann Sinclair Gallery. Curated by Lissa Mitchell, Curator of Historical Photography, the show brings together works from Te Papa’s collection that have Surreal elements. Featuring the weird and wonderful, these photographs transform everyday experiences into tiny revolutions for the mind.  The exhibition will accompany Te Papa’s major international Surrealism exhibition, opening on June 12.

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Work of an important botanist, once thought lost, potentially uncovered in our collections.

Herbarium specimens stored at Te Papa for almost 150 years may be those of German botanist Johannes Fluegge (1775-1816), whose botanical garden was destroyed by French troops in 1813 and botanical collections thought to be lost.

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Curator Modern Art Lizzie Bisley pays tribute to Christchurch artist Bill Hammond.

We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Bill Hammond. Hammond made a huge contribution to New Zealand art over the past 40 years. Best known for his magical, haunting bird paintings, his work has engaged deeply with Aotearoa’s environmental and colonial history.

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