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Monday, June 25, 2018

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The Cook Islands National Museum was opened on October 14th 1992 as an institution to display, educate and preserve the cultural history of the Cook Islands. We are not specifically a Museum of Art, Anthropology, Ethnology, Marine Biology or Natural History, but it is a museum with general descriptions encompassing our visual and material culture.

As a new museum, the collection comprises of a number of replicas, of traditional Cook Islands ethnographic materials, housed in foreign institutions. As it is our role to preserve, collect and display the material and visual culture of the Cook Islands, it is one of our main initiatives to generate and develop an appreciation of one of our most finest resources, our Cook Islands cultural heritage.

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Exhibition Opening : “Secluded Splendour” – Friday 19th 5pm at National Museum

Exhibiting her work for the first time, Fe'ena Syme-Buchanan will be showing a visual insight...

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The National Heritage Collection at the Cooks Island National Museum. To increase public awareness of the...
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TAUNGA TIVAIVAI EXHIBITION – The works of six Tivaivai Artists

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Taipiro . . . and “The Cave of Sleepers”

Here is a story from Howard Henry . . . Taipiro was a twelve year old boy who...
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Oral Traditions of the Rarotonga Land Court Records

Mathew Campbell published an article in Volume 37, No2, 2002 of the" Journal of Pacific...
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Ethnology of Manihiki and Rakahanga

The traditional history of Manihiki and Rakahanga tells us that the human discoverer was Huku. He had sailed into these waters from...