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The Journey of a Million Miles – Following Steps

18 Mar 2017 - 03 Sep 2017

When

Saturday 18 March 2017, 10.00am - Sunday 3 September 2017, 5.00pm


Museum opening hours: 10am-5pm daily

Where

New Zealand Maritime Museum, corner of Quay & Hobson streets, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland

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Cost

Entry is free for Aucklanders with proof of address

Contact

New Zealand Maritime Museum

info@maritimemuseum.co.nz

09 373 0800

Website

maritimemuseum.co.nz/journey-million-miles-following-steps

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The Journey of a Million Miles – Following Steps – 18 Mar - 3 Sep 2017.

Explore the journeys made by migrants to New Zealand in a compelling exhibition inspired by real-life experiences.

Created by social practice artist, Tiffany Singh, the installation personalises and unpacks the conversations around the process of resettling in Aotearoa.

Relevant and engaging, “The Journey of a Million Miles – Following Steps” will transform the Edmiston Gallery at the New Zealand Maritime Museum into a stunning and thought-provoking environment from 18 March to 3 September.

Music, audio and digital technology are used to convey and share a variety of migration experiences that reflect the joy, heartache and confusion of moving to a new land.

Visitors will also be able to share their immigration stories, which will be integrated into the exhibition.

“I hope that by engaging with the artwork and the stories, people will take away a new understanding of what it’s like to resettle here,” says Singh.

“Through listening to the different stories there is the potential to build tolerance, compassion and an awareness that can filter down to the younger generations so that we can build a more harmonious society.”

Go to the Maritime Museum’s website to see a range of public programmes that will accompany the exhibition – everything from public talks, holiday programme workshops, live performances and family days.