Mīharo Wonder: 100 Years of the Alexander Turnbull Library


26 February, 2021
— 2 October, 2021


Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Turnbull Room


Wellington, New Zealand

Curated by Fiona Oliver and Peter Ireland, 170 objects from the Alexander Turnbull Collection to celebrate the instutitions centenary.

"Mīharo Wonder is the result of a sustained encounter with the collections, and is both a personal and curatorial response to them.

It reflects the passions of Alexander Turnbull, merchant and collector, and acknowledges the generosity of thousands of subsequent donors. It is indebted to the record of scholarly and imaginative enquiry into the meaning of the library’s collections.

‘Wonder’ is many things: astonishment, the piquing of curiosity, a question raised – but it comes only through our willingness to be transported to other times, places and perspectives." - https://natlib.govt.nz/visiting/wellington/miharo-wonder-exhibition

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