What's on: CULTURE UP LATE - Wednesday 8 February

Celebrate Pacifica cultures - one the most vibrant cultures of the world - with Kapa Haka performances, craft workshops, a DJ and live music.

Pacific cultural items

Pacific cultural items
Photographer: Unknown © Australian Museum

Event Type:
Special event
8 February 2017 to 8 February 2017
05.00 PM to 09.00 PM
Australian Museum, entry corner of College and William Streets
BUY-1-GET-1-FREE! $22 Adult, $15 Concession, $13 Child; $10 Member Adult, $8 Member Concession, $7 Member Child Includes admission to Spiders – Alive & Deadly. Online only price.


Celebrate Pacifica cultures with a focus on Maori in line with the signing of the Waitangi Treaty. Learn about one the most vibrant cultures of the world with Kapa Haka performances, craft workshops, a DJ and live music. Get up close with artefacts from the Australian Museums 60,000 plus Cultural Collections and find out more about Maori culture.

  • Experience the spirit of Maori with exhilarating kapa haka performances
  • Maori craft workshops
  • Experience our Spiders – Alive & Deadly exhibition and witness a spider being milked in our Venom Lab (6.30pm)
  • Create spider keepsakes in our crafts workshop, to the sounds of DJ 26th Letter, MC Trey and special guests.
  • Visit the Pacific Gallery and get up close with Pacific artefacts with Cultural Expert Logan Metcalfe.
  • Lose yourself in the extraordinary botanical illustrations of Harriet and Helena Scott in our brand new Scott Sisters exhibition on Level 1
  • Experience Lynette Wallworth’s Collisions, virtual reality storytelling which invites you deep into the Western Australian desert
  • Get your stick insect on, explore museum specimens and handle live phasmids in Search and Discover
  • Grab a drink at the Atrium pop-up bar

About the Treaty:
The treaty is an agreement between the British Crown and Maori tribes (iwi) and sub-tribes (hapu) which was signed on February 6, 1840 at Waitangi in the Bay of Islands. The treaty outlines a broad statement of principles upon which the British officials and Maori chiefs made a political covenant to found a nation state and build a government in New Zealand. Like many treaties, it is an exchange of promises between the parties to it.



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