After the devastating fire at Paraparaumu School, we were saddened to learn of the loss of archives and photographs.
The museum has copies of eleven of the photographs that were lost and we have now made copies of these and donated them to the school. We know it does not replace all that was lost, but it is hopefully of some help, especially with their upcoming celebration in November of 125 years as the Kapiti Coast’s oldest school.
Party Lines: The Story of Waikanae’s Early Telephone Exchange Operators
Mahara Gallery, Mahara Place, Waikanae
This is an interactive exhibition featuring photographs, filmed and recorded oral histories of the Waikanae’s early manual telephone exchange operators.
In photographing the exchange I wanted to reveal the beauty of an object that could appear to look very boring indeed. Thus the photographs had to span documentary and artistic approaches. Through this series I also want to show the gradual decline of the manual switchboard and the rise of the new automatic exchange. – Jack Penman
The exhibition is on at Mahara Gallery until 8th June.
The Kapiti Coast Museum is proud to reveal the new logo, which incorporates elements of past and future, communications and artifacts. Kim Wingate of kleargraphics has done a sterling job following the Museum Committee’s brief in coming up with this new and edgy design. We will be doing a fair bit of work over the next twelve months with regards to branding and advertising, and we think this eye-catching new logo is certainly going to stand out.