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

 

 

Jul
24
Wed
Talk, Film ‘Poles Apart’ and Wander the Galleries,
Jul 24 @ 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,

 

 

Aug
20
Tue
Talk, Film ‘Poles Apart’ and Wander the Galleries,
Aug 20 @ 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,

 

 

Sep
12
Thu
Talk, Film ‘Poles Apart’ and Wander the Galleries,
Sep 12 @ 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,

 

 

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
9
Wed
Friday Paper Cutters: Adult Wycinanki on Wednesday afternoon
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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 includes a cuppa. 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

Oct
10
Thu
Family W’shop: Stefania’s journey: one precious thing
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Stefania’s journey: one precious thing.

Family Workshop. Part of Auckland Heritage Festival 2019.

also repeated on Sunday 13 Oct, 2-4pm.

Stefania’s mother says, ‘Choose one thing that is most precious to you, that’s all we can take’.  Stefania chooses her dancing slippers.

Watch a presentation based on the book ‘Stefania’s Dancing Slippers’ written by Jennifer Beck and illustrated by Lindy Fisher.

It reflects the real-life deportation and journey of 733 Polish children and 102 adult caregivers who came to NZ seventy-five years ago in 1944. See the beautiful artworks from the book, then create your own craft in a workshop for families, age 7-adult.

$8:00 per person. Cash and internet banking accepted. Sorry, no Eftpos available. Bookings preferred.

‘Teacher only Session’ for 2019/20 bookings
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 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

PHTM building and flag imageMuseum building

 

Oct
12
Sat
No workshop today, was advertised incorrectly, apologies Family W’shop: Stefania’s journey: one precious thing
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Stefania’s journey: one precious thing.

Family Workshop. Part of Auckland Heritage Festival 2019.

also Thursday 10 Oct, 10am – 12:00 noon (during school holidays)

Stefania’s mother says, ‘Choose one thing that is most precious to you, that’s all we can take’.  Stefania chooses her dancing slippers.

Watch a presentation based on the book ‘Stefania’s Dancing Slippers’ written by Jennifer Beck and illustrated by Lindy Fisher.

It reflects the real-life deportation and journey of 733 Polish children and 102 adult caregivers who came to NZ seventy-five years ago in 1944. See the beautiful artworks from the book, then create your own craft in a workshop for families, age 7-adult.

$8:00 per person. Cash and internet banking accepted. Sorry, no Eftpos available. Bookings preferred.