Events & workshops

Jan
23
Wed
Exhibition: year of G Herling-Grudzinski on till 31 Oct
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm

Image from his time spent in Russian Gulags

Every year in Poland, the Government chooses key people to celebrate, known as The Year Of

In 2019, we acknowledge ‘the year of Gustaw Herling-Grudziński’, one of the greatest 20th Century Polish writers.

The Government says: … stressing that the fate and work of this writer constitute ‘a testimony to the suffering and deeds of a man who endured a period of totalitarian violence and a crisis of values’.

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Gustaw Herling-Grudziński’s birth on 20 May 1919 in Kielce, Poland.

Display running till the end of October 2019

 

 

Oct
6
Sun
Exhibition: Objects en Route on till 20th
Oct 6 – Oct 20 all-day

Objects en route – Exhibition.

Part of Auckland Heritage Festival 2019

Oct 6-20 during museum opening hours Tues To Friday 10-4 Sunday 12-5

Experience cultural objects, images and stunning original artworks connected to the Polish children’s survival journey.  The story begins with deportation from their homeland to the Soviet Union during World War 2, subsequent recovery in exotic Persia attached to the Polish army and a new home in New Zealand, starting with the Polish Children’s Camp.

Casual entry by donation, no bookings required.

Groups by prior booking arrangement, fee applies.

Auckland Heritage Festival now on
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm

Check out events over the Auckland Heritage Festival plus Exhibition: Objects en Route during Museum Opening Hours.

Oct
20
Sun
Overcoming Fate: Film Talk Tour, part of AHF
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Overcoming Fate – film, talk, tour.

Sunday 20 Oct 2019 2-4pm. Part of Auckland Heritage Festival 2019.

See this deeply moving, hauntingly creative and contemporary film interpretation of the Polish Pahiatua children’s journey, as recalled 70 years on by the participants. Interwoven threads of documentary footage, poetic and artistic devices reveal a viewpoint of personal tragedy, forced journeying and overcoming adversity.

‘The heroes of my film are Polish children who survived deportation to Siberia together with their families, and then, as a result of exile in wartime, went to [New Zealand]’ says award-winning director Marek Lechowicz. ‘Most of these children lost their loved ones and have not yet visited the homeland’.

‘Overcoming Fate’ was filmed in Auckland and Poland and screened on Polish television. Subtitles. PG.

Talk and Guided tour included.

$10 per person. Cash and internet banking accepted. Sorry, no Eftpos available.

No bookings required for casual visitors. Groups by prior arrangement.

Oct
23
Wed
Talk, Film ‘Poles Apart’ and Wander the Galleries,
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Poles Apart Museum shop

Hosted Visit, open to individuals and small groups: join our popular tour of the galleries. Hear an introductory talk and watch the film ‘Poles Apart’.

The programme will start at 10am, with a look around the Lower Gallery, and follow with a talk starting at 10.15 am. The film Poles Apart  (one hour) will start at 10.30 am, with free time after the film to wander the exhibits again and visit the Upper Gallery.

We will serve morning tea at approx. 10.15 am. Price is $10 cash per person. Morning tea or coffee. Bookings not required.

‘Poles Apart’ (1 hour) tells the poignant story and background of 733 Polish children and 102 adults who came to live in Pahiatua, New Zealand, 1944. These survivors were forcibly deported from Poland to Russia during World War 2 then evacuated to Persia during a short amnesty. They eventually found a home in New Zealand.

Museum founder Mr John Roy-Wojceichowski is one of the children,

 

 

Nov
10
Sun
‘Children of Pahiatua’ afternoon tea
Nov 10 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Pahiatua afternoon tea.

This is a gathering for the ‘children’ and their families that came to Pahiatua, NZ in 1944.

Please contact Ellen for details 021 1070169

1.30 pm arrival for a 2 pm welcome and National anthem

 

Nov
15
Fri
Talk, Film ‘Poles Apart’ and Wander the Galleries,
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Poles Apart Museum shop

Hosted Visit, open to individuals and small groups: join our popular tour of the galleries. Hear an introductory talk and watch the film ‘Poles Apart’.

The programme will start at 10am, with a look around the Lower Gallery, and follow with a talk starting at 10.15 am. The film Poles Apart  (one hour) will start at 10.30 am, with free time after the film to wander the exhibits again and visit the Upper Gallery.

We will serve morning tea at approx. 10.15 am. Price is $10 cash per person. Morning tea or coffee. Bookings not required.

‘Poles Apart’ (1 hour) tells the poignant story and background of 733 Polish children and 102 adults who came to live in Pahiatua, New Zealand, 1944. These survivors were forcibly deported from Poland to Russia during World War 2 then evacuated to Persia during a short amnesty. They eventually found a home in New Zealand.

Museum founder Mr John Roy-Wojceichowski is one of the children,

 

 

Dec
6
Fri
Friday Paper Cutters: Adult Wycinanki workshop
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Come try something new and create with paper and scissors.

Wycinanki or cut-outs is a traditional Polish folk art

This adult group usually meets on the first Friday each month, we cut various types of designs, tree of life, roosters, flowers and circles.

$10pp. A warm welcome awaits you

New members are welcome any time as we work at our own pace, materials and designs provided. Coming for the first time? Please ring me.

Polish decorative paper cut-outs belong to the most beautiful in the world. Traditionally they were made by hand, without drawing the design first, cutting out using sheep-sheering scissors.

  • New members can watch a short presentation
  • Designs based on the Lowicz and Kurpie regions of Poland
  • Beginners workshop is also available throughout the year, gather your group together and make a booking, a date and time to suit you.
  • Ideal class for children’s birthday parties too! 8 years plus, can be available on some Saturdays

For enquiries  and bookings please phone 533 3530 or email us.

Museum hours Tue to Fri 10-4 and Sun 12-5

Dec
17
Tue
‘Teacher only Session’ for 2020 bookings
Dec 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
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Teacher Only Session for information about the PHTM in-house 1 hour lesson

In house lesson: Identity/Migration: Polish children arrive in 1944

You are warmly invited to a Teacher Only Session for the Learning Outside The Classroom, PHTM educational programme called Stefania For Schools based on the book Stefania’s Dancing Slippers by Jennifer Beck and illustrated by Lindy Fisher.

Primary / Intermediate teachers and home educators are invited to visit the Polish Museum for a presentation, in preparation for student visits in 2018 . Experience the ‘Stefania for Schools’ lesson called Identity/Migration: Polish children arrive in 1944 with slideshow, objects and artworks, linked to the NZ school curriculum.

These free sessions are also available on request at times and dates for your school team.

For bookings / enquiries and alternative dates email phtmuseum@outlook.com or phone Lynette, PHTM Education Officer, on 533 3530.

This programme is age appropriate from Years 3-8, age group 7-13 years old

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Dec
22
Sun
Christmas close down at PHTM 22nd December 5pm
Dec 22 2019 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 19 2020 @ 10:00 am

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We are closed over the Christmas break, and will reopen 21st  Jan 2020 For all enquiries over this time regarding an ‘open after hours’ visit please phone:

021 107 1069

And I will try accommodate a visit for you.

Please give me advanced notice, if possible, thanks Ellen