South Taranaki District Museum Trust

A $4,000 grant to the South Taranaki Museum in Patea will enable its visitors to learn more about its history when a glass waka prow is installed.

The grant will be used to commission a design for a glass cast waka prow that will take pride of place in the museum’s foyer. The cast will then be carved and fabricated into wax and brought to life by local glass artist Emma Camden who is donating her time to the project.

“This grant will help us install a beautiful and unique artwork that reflects the spirit of bi-cultural collaboration,” said Marie McKay, South Taranaki Museum Trust.

South Taranaki Museum is currently undergoing a redevelopment project. It is hoped the glass work will be installed in October this year in time for the museum’s official reopening in November.