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Carried Away: Bags Unpacked

13 Jun 2019 - 01 Dec 2019

  • Clutch, 1970s. Purchased with funds provided by the Charles Edgar Disney Art Trust, Auckland Museum Collection: 1995.56.17 Copyright undetermined - untraced rights owner.
  • Backpack. Auckland Museum. Collection:2007.32.3. Auckland Museum CC BY
  • Inrō, a stacked container used for holding medicine and seals, 1868–1912. Auckland Museum Collection: M210. Auckland Museum CC BY
When

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


10am-5pm daily

Where

Auckland War Memorial Museum, The Domain, Parnell, Auckland

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Cost
Free
Contact

Bex

bmartelletti@aucklandmuseum.com

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.