This new exhibition at the National Library in Wellington houses New Zealand’s three most important constitutional documents: 1835 He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni (Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand), 1840 Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi) and 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition (Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine).
Opened in May 2017, the exhibition aims to improve access to the documents for all New Zealanders, ensure they are preserved for future generations and improve opportunities for sharing information about the documents’ constitutional and cultural significance.
The exhibition includes a document room with modern conservation technology to preserve the iconic documents as well as an interpretive space, which incorporates interactive features and learning areas.
Studio Pacific worked on this project with an extended creative team including cultural consultant Cliff Whiting, exhibition designers Story Inc, interactive designers Click Suite, structural engineers Dunning Thornton and services engineers eCubed.
Click here to view a short video on the He Tohu Document Room and Exhibition
Te whakamātakitaki hou ki te whare a Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa mo ngā taonga ā matou: He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni 1835 me Te Tiriti o Waitangi 1840 me Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine 1893 hoki.
I tērā wā o Haratua 2017 te hui whakapuare mo whakamātakitaki, e ara pai ana ki ngā taonga mo te iwi katoa, ka waiho iho ka tirotirohanga, hei whiriwhiringa mā ngā uri whakatupu.
Ko whare toanga e rokiroki ana ai ki ngā taonga katoa. Ko te whare whakamāori-a-waha hoki mō te aronga o te taupaepae mo taunekeneke me te akoranga.
Ko Studio Pacific te kaihoahoanga mo tēnei whakatakanga me ā rātou hoki ko Story Inc, he kaiwhakamātakitaki rāua ko Dunning Thornton he Kaihanganga, rāua ko eCubed he Kaipupuri, rāua ko Cliff Whiting he kaiarahi mō tēnei.
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