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Carried Away: Bags Unpacked

13 Jun 2019 - 01 Dec 2019


Thursday 13 June 2019, 10.00am - Sunday 1 December 2019, 5.00pm

10am-5pm daily


Auckland War Memorial Museum, The Domain, Parnell, Auckland

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021 955 362

Handbags, plastic bags, backpacks, chatelaines, kete, briefcases, inrō, misers' purses, basikete, and bilum, these everyday objects reflect diverse uses across various cultures.

Carried Away: Bags Unpacked ‘unpacks’ over 150 bags, exploring the stories associated with their creation, and the people who made and used them.

The Allen and Unwin book Carried Away: Bags Unpacked is available in stores from Tuesday 4 June.


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