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Buller's Birds - The Art of Keulemans and Buchanan

Fri 22 Feb - Sat 16 Mar

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When: Fri 22 Feb, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sat 23 Feb, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun 24 Feb, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Mon 25 Feb, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Tue 26 Feb, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Wed 27 Feb, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Thu 28 Feb, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Fri 1 Mar, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Sat 2 Mar, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun 3 Mar, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Mon 4 Mar, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Tue 5 Mar, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Wed 6 Mar, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Thu 7 Mar, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Fri 8 Mar, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Sat 9 Mar, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun 10 Mar, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Mon 11 Mar, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Tue 12 Mar, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Wed 13 Mar, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Thu 14 Mar, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Fri 15 Mar, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Sat 16 Mar, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Venue: Millennium Public Art Gallery

Website: Millennium Public Art Gallery

Additional Info: All Ages

'A History of the Birds of New Zealand' combined the passion and knowledge of ornithologist Walter Buller with the talents of artist J G Keulemans. The first edition, of 1872–73, attracted subscriptions from luminaries like Charles Darwin, and a second edition was published in 1888.

A cheaper 1882 alternative, the Manual of the Birds of New Zealand, included wood engravings by artist and botanist John Buchanan. The exhibition showcases the illustrations that J G Keulemans and John Buchanan produced for Walter Lawry Buller, 1838-1906, and the books he published on the birds of New Zealand.

The exhibition supports the successful Te Papa Press publication – Buller’s Birds. Exhibition developed and toured by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Image Credit:
Johannes G Keulemans, ‘Ruru, morepork, Spiloglaux Novae Zealandiae, and whekau, laughing owl Sceloglaux albifacies’ 1873. Photograph from A History of the Birds of New Zealand, 1st edition, Te Papa (1992-0035-1093/3)

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