Posts by Russell Museum

Paradise Lost

Posted on Apr 29, 2019 in Media | 0 comments

Paradise Lost

Russell Museum is presently preparing itself for the gala opening of a prestigious gallery exhibition which is transferring from Wellington direct to Russell Museum, opening on April 6th. The exhibition is called “Paradise Lost, Daniel Solander’s Legacy” and references the Swedish scientist Daniel Solander (1732 – 1782), who sailed into the Bay of Islands with Captain James Cook on the Endeavour 250 years ago. Solander is most famous as a botanist, but he was a man of many parts. Paradise Lost is a collection of stunning graphic images, each capturing a different part of the scientist...

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Russell School Reunion ~ celebrating 175 years of education in Russell 1839 – 2014

Posted on Nov 27, 2015 in Exhibitions | 0 comments

Russell School Reunion ~ celebrating 175 years of education in Russell 1839 – 2014

Russell Museum latest exhibition follows on from the Russell School Reunion held over the weekend 20 – 22 November 2015. Education began in Russell with classes held at Pompallier Mission for Maori students.  After a series of private schools and two public schools a purpose built school was erected on the present site, in Baker Street, in 1892. The exhibition features photos from the Russell Museum and Russell School collections and there will also be showing footage of the Reunion celebrations. Senior pupils of the school today are exhibiting their colorful art work – cloaks...

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Whakaata – Contemporary Maori Art Prints

Posted on Sep 13, 2015 in Exhibitions | 0 comments

Whakaata – Contemporary Maori Art Prints

Whakaata looks to show a connection to a Maori print history.  It acknowledges this place, the proximity of Pompallier House with its historic printing press and its role in communication  during the time of early contact.  This exhibition presents numerous voices with some of the many Maori artists who have engaged in print and contributed to a Maori understanding of printmaking over the past 60 years.  Some of these include: Pauline Yearbury, Marilynn Webb, Cliff Whiting, Toi Te Rito Maihi and Clive Arlidge from this senior generation.

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Eldon Jackson

Posted on Feb 3, 2015 in Trustees | 0 comments

Eldon Jackson

Eldon has been on the Trust Board since 1999. After 20 years of being involved in a building company in partnership with an old school chum in Auckland, Eldon and his wife, Gilly, moved to Russell for an easier lifestyle. The beauty, history and ease of boating attracted them to Russell and they soon settled in. Eldon continued with his building activities until retiring 3 years ago. His activities, besides Russell Museum, are boating, fishing, assisting his wife with the holiday homes that they look after (and her many cats and dog and birds!) and is also a Bay of Islands Marine Radio Assn...

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Shaped By The Sea

Posted on Jan 31, 2015 in Exhibitions | 0 comments

Shaped By The Sea

Extended until August 31st 2015 This exhibition explores the maritime history of Russell from a social perspective – how a small girl reacted to visiting American whale ships, how whaling embedded itself in one family’s history, how being surrounded by the ocean has shaped the lives of residents from the earliest times right up until today.

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