The display specialist had to create special constructions to facilitate the display. Pretty cool I thought and a very creative way to show them.
Being present for the installation was also interesting. Lights had to be adjusted and after a few trials and errors everything was 100%.
Shortly after the two cases were closed the opening ceremony happened with a Karakia by the Kaumatua of Te Papa. Very moving moment for me and very much a unique New Zealand experience. A number of my friends and all the staff of Te Papa involved in the set up of the exhibition were present. There were speeches and songs and the public could enjoy them on display for the next year.
More about the exhibition in my next blog entry. Cheers