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New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute

Perpetuating, preserving and promoting Māori culture through traditional Māori art

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Bringing Māori culture to life across the world, Tuku Iho | Living Legacy features Kapa haka performance alongside the exhibition

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Tuku Iho

An exhibition of time-honoured Māori artworks, Tuku Iho | Living Legacy features more than 80 pieces of art created in an array of mediums at NZMACI. Tuku iho also includes a living culture component, with kapa haka, carvers and Tā moko artists providing demonstrations alongside. The exhibition is a core representation of NZMACI’s work to promote, preserve and perpetuate Māori culture, enabling visitors to connect to the art and the people it comes from.

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Established under an initial Act of Parliament in 1926 and combined with Te Whakarewarewa Valley’s tourism interests with the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute Act (1963), NZMACI is dedicated to maintaining, preserving and perpetuating Māori art forms for future generations.  

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