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Curator Talk: Doing It for Themselves

Curator Talk: Doing It for Themselves

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  • Sat 27 Oct ’18, 2:00pm – 2:45pm


Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Join two curators for a walk-through our new exhibition about women’s fight for equality, and discover how objects connect history to our modern experiences.

About the curators:
Katie Cooper is a history curator at Te Papa, and curated Doing It for Themselves: Women Fight for Equality. Katie’s research interest is the material culture of domestic life, focusing in particular on 19th-century New Zealand. She is also engaged in ongoing research into the social and cultural history of rural New Zealand.

Matariki Williams (Tūhoe, Ngāti Hauiti, Taranaki, Ngāti Whakaue) is Curator Mātauranga Māori at Te Papa. She has worked at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Wellington Museum, Huia Publishers, and Bridget Williams Books. She is also Editor – Kaupapa Māori at the Pantograph Punch, and has guest edited at Radio New Zealand’s The Wireless.

Her writing has appeared in various print and online publications including The Spinoff, The Wireless, Pantograph Punch, Counterfutures Journal, New Zealand Books, The Sapling, PhotoForum, and Return Flight MEL - CHCH. She is a Kāhui Kaitiaki representative on the Museums Aotearoa Board, and Kaihautū Māori on the board of the National Digital Forum.

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