Cultural consultant Te Taru White presents the final presentation in the University of Waikato’s 2011 Tauranga Public Lecture Series this Tuesday 22nd November:
Te Taru focuses on his journey as cultural leader and CEO of two of New Zealand’s leading cultural Institutions- the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. and the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute (Te Puia). Both are nationally and internationally renowned as leaders in their field in seeking cultural reconciliation: Te Papa as a bicultural Museum, and Te Puia with a clear mandate of presenting and preserving the arts, crafts and culture of Maori. The values and practices of both of these Institutions, while remaining work in progress, has gone a long way to reposition Maori people and their culture as a fundamental and important part of Aotearoa’s history, present and future. A journey of healing and reconciliation has begun.
Presenter: Te Taru White (Cultural Consultant).
Date: Tuesday 22 November
Cost: This is a Free Public Lecture Series, Enabled by The University of Waikato Cultural Committee.
Venue: Lecture Theatre 106, Bongard Centre, 200 Cameron Road, Tauranga.