150 Treasures from Canterbury Museum

House of Treasures: 150 Objects from Canterbury Museum Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho

To celebrate Canterbury Museum’s 150th anniversary, 150 taonga (treasures) from the Museum’s collection are showcased in this superbly designed book with photographs by Jane Ussher.

Book 02 1201From the smallest to the largest, from the beautiful to the bizarre, from the tragic to the humorous, from local taonga to those created far, far away, the objects in House of Treasures tell an extraordinary story of natural and human history, and of Canterbury Museum itself.

The 348 page hardback book features a number of images that fold out to twice or four times the width of a page. Each of the 150 objects is accompanied by text written by Museum curators and researchers. A short history of the Museum, by Museum Director Anthony Wright and Curatorial Manager Sarah Murray, introduces the book.

Buy a copy of the book for $69.95 (plus packaging and postage) here.

Buy the Collector’s Limited Edition boxed book with a Jane Ussher photographic print here.

Also available at the Museum Store.

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