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Bone Stone Shell: 25 Years On 

When:
Thu 21 Nov 2013,  10.30am–12 noon
Where:
Te Papa
Cost:
Friends of Te Papa $15, public $20 (includes refreshments & free parking)
Type:
Talk; Special; Friends 

Justine Olsen (Curator Decorative Art & Design) explores the legacy of landmark 1988 exhibition Bone Stone Shell with examples from Te Papa’s collection of contemporary jewellery.

Breastplate 1987, Preston, Alan (1941– ), New Zealand. Gift of the Friends of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 1993. Te Papa
Breastplate 1987, Preston, Alan (1941– ), New Zealand. Gift of the Friends of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 1993. Te Papa

Bone Stone Shell represented a new way of thinking about materials and place. Instead of looking to Europe, jewellers and carvers drew inspiration from influences closer to home – in particular, a rich tradition of Māori and Pacific adornment.

The Friends of Te Papa generously gifted Bone Stone Shell to Te Papa in 1993.

From 19 October 2013, you can see the original Bone Stone Shell exhibition, its influences, and some of its inheritors in the Collections Focus gallery, Level 5 – part of the Spring season of Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa.

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Bookings required

To book, email friends@tepapa.govt.nz or phone (04) 381 7051. Your ticket includes refreshments and free parking.

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