Kura Pounamu: Treasured Stone of Aotearoa New Zealand
Through February 2011
National Museum Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
Pounamu (New Zealand greenstone) is valued for its beauty, strength, and durability, and there are many stories of its origins. Pounamu possesses a superb combination of qualities – extraordinary strength, durability, beauty, and has acoustic characteristics. Pounamu plays a powerful role in affirming and building many types of relationship – from the personal to the political.
Kura Pounamu is a rich and exciting exhibition showcasing examples of this exceptionally beautiful stone, its origins, and stories of the special relationship people have with pounamu.
For more information please visit the Te Papa website.