Story: Māori and museums – ngā whare taonga

Chanel Clarke and Bernard Makoare with Tangonge, 2012

Chanel Clarke and Bernard Makoare with Tangonge, 2012

Chanel Clarke, curator Māori at Auckland Museum, and Bernard Makoare, a representative of Taumata-ā-Iwi (the museum's Māori committee), are shown here with Tangonge, also known as the Kaitāia lintel, in the museum's basement on 23 April 2012. Tangonge was about to be loaned for year to the Northland iwi Te Rarawa and exhibited at Kaitāia's Te Ahu Heritage museum. Taumata-ā-Iwi has representatives from the local iwi Ngāti Whātua-o-Ōrākei, Ngāti Pāoa and Waikato-Tainui, who advise the museum on issues concerning Māori and taonga (treasures).

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Paora Tapsell, 'Māori and museums – ngā whare taonga - Increasing Māori involvement in museums, 1987 to 2000', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/44117/chanel-clarke-and-bernard-makoare-with-tangonge-2012 (accessed 16 October 2019)

Story by Paora Tapsell, published 22 Oct 2014