Book recommendation for:
- A deep dive into museum collections
- A fun overview of our National Museum
- The perfect NZ souvenir!
Go behind the scenes at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand and discover more than 100 treasured items from the Museum’s collection. A highlight of our NZ books collection, 100 Amazing Tales From Aotearoa gives readers a special look at some of the surprising, wonderful, and significant items that Te Papa stores in trust for the nation. Learn the secrets of one of the first dinosaur fossil ever discovered, see new spider species, be inspired by famous paintings and quirky jewellry, encounter fearsome weapons from the Pacific, and uncover deep and personal stories of Māori taonga (treasures). If you want to learn more about the nation's collections, add this to your good reads wish list now!
The book is based on the popular TV mini-documentaries Tales from Te Papa, and includes a DVD of the complete series – with a bonus 20 episodes.
“a colourful, accessible history book for the whole family” —North & South, Dec 2012
“The well-illustrated book collates cultural artefacts and art works, enabling readers to enjoy the extended collection at home...fragments of rich cultural history are captured throughout” —NZ Geographic, Oct 2012
Tapping into the knowledge of our curators, conservators and scientists, the Non Fiction books in our collection offer incredible insight into the academia behind our national museum. Perfect gifts for fellow kiwi's, or a great NZ souvenir of your time here!
About the presenters
Simon Morton is a Wellington-based broadcaster and presenter best known for his TV ONE show Why We Buy and his Radio New Zealand National series This Way Up.
Riria Hotere (Ngāti Maniapoto and Te Aupōuri) is an actor in ‘Kōrero Mai’ and a former member of Te Papa’s education team. Currently she is a Resource Developer at Huia Publishers.
Extent: 224 pp
Format: 240 mm x 210 mm