Conference: 2011 Māori and Pacific Textile Symposium

Greetings, Kia ora, Talofa lava, Kia orana katoatoa, Malo e lelei, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Taloha Ni, Yu orait no moa, Halo olketa, Helo Ibou mui ai, Kam na bane ni mauri, Aloha Kakou, Ia orana

We would like to inform you of our upcoming symposium and we invite you to attend. You are also welcome to forward this information on to your own networks.

2011 Māori and Pacific Textile Symposium
Whatu Raranga a Kiwa, Understanding and Uniting Māori and Pacific Textiles
Friday, June 10th and Saturday, June 11th, Te Papa


The beating of aute, or tapa, is a heartbeat that resounds across the ocean of Kiwa. The harakeke of Aotearoa, symbolising family, acknowledges the relationship of the Pacific people as one, through weaving. These genealogical and material connections will be explored at the inaugural 2011 Māori and Pacific Textile Symposium, hosted by Te Papa.

You are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 300 words on the theme of ‘Whatu Raranga a Kiwa, Understanding and Uniting Māori and Pacific Textiles’. We look forward to receiving thought-provoking and inspirational papers that will encourage discussion and unite people’s passion for textiles.

For more information see the website: http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/WhatsOn/allevents/Pages/MaoriandPacificTextileSymposium