Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri, ā murī ake nei. For us and our children after us.
This exhibition has now finished touring.
More than 100 Ngāi Tahu taonga were together for five years of exhibition and tour.
The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Ngāi Tahu Iwi developed Mō Tātou – The Ngāi Tahu Whānui Exhibition in partnership and have maintained their collaboration over the life of this stunning exhibition which celebrated the past and present. It invited visitors to learn about Ngāi Tahu values, and to share their vision for the future through taonga (treasures), photographs, audio visual displays, and art. It presented the journey of the Ngāi Tahu Whānui, who have survived and progressed from near-decimation to tribal autonomy and self-reliance.
Mō Tātou – The Ngāi Tahu Whānui Exhibition opened at Te Papa on 6 July 2006, and was at the Museum for three years. It was then toured by Te Papa to Canterbury Museum (20 February 2010 – 20 June 2010), Southland Museum Niho o te Taniwha (9 July 2010 – 14 November 2010), and Otago Museum (4 December 2010 – 17 April 2011). Over 900,000 people visited the exhibition over the five years that it was on display.
More about Mō Tātou – The Ngāi Tahu Whānui Exhibition at Te Papa
20 February 2010 – 20 June 2010
Southland Museum and Art Gallery
9 July 2010 – 14 November 2010
4 December 2010 – 17 April 2011