This Saturday 10th September, it will be 25 years since the landmark Te Maori exhibition opened at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In the excitement of the Rugby World Cup opening, the anniversary of the milestone exhibition may get lost, but Te Maori was the first journey by Taonga Maori to international audiences around the world and it’s impact is still felt today.

The first, Te Maori – A Cloak of Words, features the powhiri at the Met, with Professor Pita Sharples leading the kapa haka performance.

The second, Te Maori Guard, features John Kaaho (Tuhoe), security guard for the exhibition.

Kia ora to Gemma at NZonscreen for this panui!