Book launch: Te Papa to Berlin by Ken Gorbey

18:00 pm
19:30 pm
Unity Books
57 Willis Street

Join us in celebrating the launch of 'Te Papa to Berlin: The making of two museums' by author Ken Gorbey (Otago University Press). Gorbey is a remarkable man who for 15 years was involved with developing and realising the revolutionary cultural concept that became Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand. Then in 1999 he was headhunted by W. Michael Blumenthal to salvage the Jewish Museum Berlin, which was failing and fast becoming a national embarrassment. Gorbey's book is a lively insider perspective about cultural identity and nation building, about how museums can act as healing social instruments by reconciling dark and difficult histories, and about major shifts in museum thinking and practice over time. Watch the live stream here