Our Treasured Pasifika
Part of Christchurch Heritage Festival
Celebrate Canterbury’s Pasifika heritage at this two-day event taking place in Canterbury Museum's Bird Hall. View museum treasures and learn about Pacific heritage in Canterbury.
On Thursday 21 October, see artefacts from Canterbury Museum’s world-renowned Pasifika collection. These rarely-seen treasures from all over Te Moana Nui a Kiwa (the Pacific Ocean) speak of journeys, place-making, resilience and innovation.
There are four one-hour sessions for this event, each introduced by a short talk from Hatesa Seumanutafa, Canterbury Museum Associate Curator Māori & Pasifika and a guest speaker.
Friday 22 October the Museum will host closed workshops for secondary school students. The day will conclude with an open talanoaga or kōrero (discussion) about how we can bring to light Pacific heritage in Canterbury and strengthen our ties to people and place. Members of the public are welcome to attend and participate in this discussion. Please register for the 4.00 pm Friday slot if you'd like to take part.
This event is free to attend but places are limited, so please register on our website if you'd like to come along. Please also note that our booking system will reject groups larger than six people. If you want to book for a larger group, please give us a ring on +64 3 366 5000.
Our Treasured Pasifika is a collaboration with Cross-Polynate and Tagata Moana Trust.