Category Archives: Museums

Woolcrafts at The Wool Shed

A couple of years ago I offered voluntary services to the The Wool Shed museum in Masterton, to help tidy up their printed display panels and captions. Originally, when the museum was set up in 2005, I did the panels, … Continue reading

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National Library redevelopment has much to recommend it

(Published in the Dominion-Post, 20/4/09) As a long-time user of the National and Alexander Turnbull libraries with an affection for the place, I share some of former Turnbull chief librarian Jim Traue’s misgivings about the redevelopment. But not many. In … Continue reading

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Mt Bruce: wildlife centre disappoints; pioneer museum enthrals

Easter Saturday today and a lovely morning after a light frost. A good day to check out the Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre about 75 km north of Martinborough. We hadn’t been for eight or ten years and as it … Continue reading

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