• Artist unknown, Māori people, Aotearoa / New Zealand, Kahu Kiwi (Kiwi feather cloak) with Taniko borders c. 1920–50, kiwi feathers, vegetable fibre, natural or commercial dye, flax perennial, cloth, braid ties, 1960.1318

  • 40th Anniversary: Tuesday talks

    The Leonhard Adam Collection of International Indigenous Culture

    Tuesday 20 Nov 2012, 1.00- 1.30pm
    Joanna Bosse and others

    This program of free talks celebrates the rich and diverse exhibition program presented at the Potter.

    The final talk in the series will be a multi-dimensional discussion about the magnificent Kahu Kiwi feather cloak held in the Leonhard Adam Collection of International Indigenous Culture.

    Curator Joanna Bosse will present an introduction to the collection and the rarely seen 100 plus items made by indigenous people from North America, Africa, Melanesia and the Pacific included in the current exhibition. 

    Potter staff Jay Miller, Assistant Collections Manager and Xanthe Jujnovich, Curator of Academic Programs with Meredith Blake, Project Manager, Victorian Collections, Museums Australia (Vic), will talk about their various perspectives on this extraordinary object made by Māori people in the early part of the 20th century.


    The Leonhard Adam Collection of International Indigenous Culture runs from 15 Nov 2012 to 10 Mar 2013.

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