Through the Lens Exhibition hits Manaia

Through the Lens Exhibition hits Manaia

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Through the Lens – Town ’n Around, is an exhibitionthat features a selection of historical photographs from the collection of Aotea Utanganui – Museum of South Taranaki.

This is the third in a series of Through the Lens exhibitions to tour libraries and galleries throughout the district and is opening at Manaia LibraryPlus on Thursday 19 January.

Aotea Utanganui’s District Archivist, Cameron Curd says the community can play an important part in contributing important information about the photographs on display.

“You may know something about the homes or businesses featured in the photographs, helping to add valuable information to the Livingston Baker Archive,” he says. “You may have lived or worked at one of these places or you may have even owned one – we would really appreciate any information you can tell us about these places, as they are so important to our collective memory”.   

All photographs in the exhibition focus on the homes or businesses of South Taranaki and are available to purchase by contacting the District Archivist.    

The exhibition will run in Manaia until 10 April and continue to tour the district’s LibraryPlus centres throughout the year.