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Help reconnect taonga with their communities and history

Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand is searching for ‘volunpeers’ to transcribe and digitise the business records of W O Oldman, a British collector and dealer in ethnographic art.

W.O. Oldman with masks and headdresses, about 1920, by Pacific and Atlantic Photos Ltd. Te Papa (O.027326)

W.O. Oldman with masks and headdresses, about 1920, by Pacific and Atlantic Photos Ltd. Te Papa (O.027326)

In collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Te Papa wants this information publically available, enabling institutions throughout the world to trace where taonga have travelled, and potentially reconnect them with their communities and history.

To find out more visit the Te Papa website: https://blog.tepapa.govt.nz/2018/12/22/help-reconnect-taonga-with-their-communities-and-history/

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