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Wednesday, November 20 • 11:00am - 11:25am
Te Taiao | Nature: Guiding principles

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Te Papa recently completed the redevelopment of its natural-history zone, Te Taiao | Nature. This fully bilingual zone merges mātauranga (Māori knowledge) and science, is highly immersive and interactive, and inspires action to protect the natural world. 
Frith Williams will explore the key interpretive principles that guided this transformation, including around the use of digital technologies, and share examples of their expression in the exhibition space. The redevelopment was driven by a new mission, new ways of thinking about and involving audiences, and a new approach to measuring success. Tough topics are confronted in creative, inspiring ways, with the aim of empowering audiences well beyond their visit.
At a time when many museums are renewing, Frith will touch on key challenges faced and lessons learned along the way.

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Frith Williams

Head of Writing, Museum Renewal, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Kia ora, hello. I'm a Kiwi but am currently on a Fulbright Award exploring developments in digital storytelling and bilingual/bicultural interpretation in US museums. I've been based at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, but have been travelling all around the US. Lucky... Read More →

Wednesday November 20, 2019 11:00am - 11:25am NZDT
Rangimarie 2 - Breakout Room Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand