Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ruru strikes again

Turns out it's an arduous job being involved in the installation of Ruru personalised labels!  This fact is evidenced by Geoff Parker's rather compromising position as he cleans the inside of the glass case Mikaere Gardiner's label features in.

Despite my tardiness in blogging about the new round of labels, they are up and ready to enjoy!  On the launch night (12 May ... yes, I know, ages ago now!), we had photographs of label writers projected in the temporary exhibition gallery.  Just to give you a taste, here are a few of the faces responsible for the writing of these fabulous musings.

Andrew poses with his wooden rulers

Don't just wait for the lift ... read Dale's label!

So, to give you a rundown, here is the list of new labels and their whereabouts:

In Taranaki Life
Clare O'Connell wrote about the Janet & John books
Cameron Curd wrote about the dentist display
Pam Murdoch wrote about the leather strap
Gerard Beckingsale wrote about a transistor radio
David Harrop wrote about Carrington's chain
Lucy MacFarlane wrote about the cheese display
Jill McKillop wrote about Frank Mace's New Zealand Cross
Mike Nightingale wrote about the survey pegs

In Taranaki Naturally
Te Maari Barham wrote about the clay doorstop dog
Sarah Ede wrote about the 'Wreaking Havoc' display
Karen Moratti-Longstaff wrote about a monarch butterfly

In Takapou Whariki
Mikaere Gardiner drew a graphic representation of a hei tiki
Lisa Tamati wrote about the Kahu toi

In the Taranaki Research Centre
Bill Howard wrote about the camera display
Virginia Winder wrote about the Wells enlarger
Christine Nana wrote about the money in the TSB Bank display

In Discover It!
TeAo Katene wrote about the small Maori kite
Lakshmi Iyer wrote about Maori musical instruments

In the South Wing
Andrew Moffat wrote about the wooden rulers in a drawer below the 398's, level 1
Dale Cousens wrote about the sculpture under the stairs by the lift, ground floor

(disclaimer: sorry about the lack of macrons, I can't figure out how to put them into the blog template!)

What an amazing array of labels.  Check 'em out!!!

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