Ministry for Culture and Heritage: Featured Content http://www.mch.govt.nz Featured content from the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. en <![CDATA[Melville, Eliza Ellen]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:07:40 GMT

One of New Zealand’s first women lawyers, and the first female city councillor, Ellen Melville devoted her life to championing women’s causes...

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<![CDATA[Aotearoa update from Edinburgh!]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:43:53 GMT

New Zealand artists continue to thrill at the largest arts showcase in the world. As the Edinburgh Fringe rounded out its first fortnight, Lemi Ponifasio/MAU’s dramatic I AM was staged at the Edinburgh Playhouse and Michael Houston performed at the Queen’s Hall for the Edinburgh International Festival.

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<![CDATA[NZSO performs The Creation 216 years since it brought fame to its composer]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:35:24 GMT

This week sees the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's performance of The Creation. Featuring some of the very best voices from New Zealand and abroad, the sensational talents of Madeleine Pierard and Jonathan Lemalu are joined by one of Britain’s leading young tenors, Robin Tritschler.

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<![CDATA[Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa ]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:40:50 GMT

Spectacular light installations, avant-garde Russian painting, modern Māori art and intimate portraits from New Zealand’s colonial past are just some of the remarkable artworks on show for visitors to the new season of Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa.

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<![CDATA[Introducing Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision]]> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 08:39:37 GMT

August marks the public launch of New Zealand’s new, integrated audiovisual archive. Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is the operating name for the New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua Me Ngā Taonga Kōrero.

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<![CDATA[2014 Edinburgh International Culture Summit Welcomed NZ]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:11:24 GMT http://www.mch.govt.nz/news-events/news/2014-edinburgh-international-culture-summit-welcomed-nz

Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Lewis Holden led the NZ delegation at the 2nd Edinburgh International Culture Summit, held at the Scottish Parliament last week. NZ was one of 25 international government delegations brought together.

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<![CDATA[No Front Line - new Vietnam oral history]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:27:57 GMT

Last week saw the launch of the Ministry's new publication "No front line : inside stories of New Zealand’s Vietnam War" which has been compiled from more than 150 veteran interviews recorded by the Ministry over the last 5 years for our Vietnam War oral history project website.

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<![CDATA[Remembering one of the most significant events of the 20th century]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:44:19 GMT

World War I was one of the most significant events of the 20th century and had an extensive impact on New Zealand society. Here is a collection of some of the projects supported and funded by NZ On Air.

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<![CDATA[First World War commemorative museum exhibition announced]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:28:37 GMT http://www.mch.govt.nz/news-events/ministers-releases/first-world-war-commemorative-museum-exhibition-announced

Wellington’s landmark Dominion Museum Building will be home to a temporary First World War commemorative museum exhibition, developed by Sir Peter Jackson, from April 2015 and through the duration of the centenary period.

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