Our third Object Story dedicated to the theme of Indigenous Peoples relates to a Māori heru (ornamental comb) in the collections of Brighton Museums. It was collected by a French naval officer in Akaroa, Te Wai Pounamu (South Island) during the early nineteenth century. The writing of this story wasRead More →

Our second Object Story dedicated to the theme of Indigenous Peoples relates to Biak wood carvings collected by Alfred Russel Wallace from Dorey, New Guinea, in 1858. Biak is now an endangered language. Our Object Story provides links to documentation work undertaken by Dr Wilco van den Heuvel at VURead More →

Friday 9th August 2019 is the United Nations International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. There are an estimated 370 indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They speak a significant majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages and represent 5,000 different cultures. 2019 is the International YearRead More →

Welcome to the first Guest Object Story on The Earth Museum, prepared by Max Robertson. Our vision is to enable anyone anywhere to become a Global Storyteller, like Max, and create content for The Earth Museum.  Max is an IT specialist living in Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand. He is aRead More →