Past Event

Kākahu Collection Tour | Otago Museum

Paraire 4 Oketopa

Friday 4 October


Otago Museum

Close up image of kākahu

Arapeta Ashton, (detail), 2019

Friday 4 October, 12pm
Otago Museum, 419 Great King St, North Dunedin.

Free to attend. Numbers limited to 12. To register, please email

We invite you to join us on a tour of Otago Museum with Assistant Curator Māori, Jamie Metzger, during the final days of Hā, by Arapeta Ashton at Blue Oyster Art Project Space. Offering a glimpse into the kākahu held in their collection, this back-of-house tour will focus on examples of kākahu that feature some of the lesser-known fibres such as the kiekie, houhere, tikumu and pātītī as well as the unique needs of these taonga within a museum environment.
Jamie Metzger (Ngāi Tahu) is Assistant Curator Māori at Otago Museum, a PhD Candidate in Te Tumu (University of Otago) and the Kaitiaki Ika Tauhou nominee on the Museums Aotearoa Board.

To read more about Hā by Arapeta Ashton and to view documentation, visit our website:

The exhibition is open until Sunday 6 October, 3pm.