Te Papa to Berlin: The making of two museums

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Book Author
Gorbey, Ken
Publisher
Otago University Press
Extent
246pp
Format
150 x 230mm
Binding
Paperback
Publication Date
August 2020
Rights Available
World excl New Zealand
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About the Book

Museum-maker Ken Gorbey was for 15 years was involved with realising the revolutionary cultural concept that became Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand. Then he was headhunted by Michael Blumenthal to salvage the beleagured Jewish Museum Berlin … a lively insider perspective about nation building, and how museums can help reconcile difficult histories.

About the Author

Ken Gorbey was the director of Waikato Museum 1969–83, then played many roles in founding Te Papa. He was Project Director and Deputy President of the Jewish Museum Berlin 1999–2002. Since 1984 he has run his own consultancy, working around the world on museum, cultural and tourism projects. Ken Gorbey lives in Wellington.