Kōrero | Stories and Kete | Sets help bring the 1.4 million collection items shared on Kōtuia ngā Kete alive.
We want you –collection managers, curators, history enthusiasts and those with a personal interest or connection to taonga – to add your voice.
Kete | Sets
Kete are sets of taonga that are connected. You could share:
- A collection of taonga associated with an event, such as On top of the world: First Everest ascent by Canterbury Museum
- Highlights from your collection like this toki pakohe collection from Te Hikoi Musuem
- Taonga connected to a person or a place
- A taster of your exhibition, or your dream exhibition!
Give it a go
- Make a list of the collection items you’d like to feature (we recommend 8 – 12 collection items), grab the URL or collection item number from Kōtuia for reference.
- Write an introduction to your set (up to 200 words)
- Give your piece a title.
Kōrero | Stories
Kōrero give our readers a richer understanding of the taonga held in our national collections and the connections between them. These could be:
- Sharing research related to your collection, like Storm-tossed battler: The Edwin Fox; or across collections, like the feather muffs, collarettes and cuffs collected in Feathery Finery
- A personal essay illustrated by collection items, like Growing up in the 70s, by Victoria Esson, Te Papa
- A story that relates to an exhibition, theme, or upcoming event, such as NZ Fashion Week, Conservation week or Matariki
- An explainer of unique or uncommon collection items, such as Kurehe: A dog’s tale
- A collections-based talk that could be re-shaped into a piece to reach a wider audience
- Republished content (from your blog, website or social media) with a link to the source article – like Most valuable player: Wicket-keeper Pearl Savin
Share your kōrero
Kōrero may vary in point of view, length and number of collection items featured. We also welcome kōrero (and kete) in reo Māori.
Contact us with your idea and we’ll work with you to determine length and approach for your piece.
We look forward to hearing your ideas!