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
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.

Oct
13
Sun
Family W’shop: Stefania’s journey: one precious thing
Oct 13 @ 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.

Oct
17
Thu
Talk: Journey of Survival, part of AHF
Oct 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Talk: Journey of Survival

this event is part of Auckland Heritage Festival 2019. #AKLHeritage

Join us for a talk, illustrating the remarkable journey of 733 Polish children and 102 adult caregivers who were deported from their homeland to Russia.

They then travelled to Persia under the protection of the Allies and later arrived in the safe haven of New Zealand, all during World War 2.

You are welcome to stay on and linger at the museum… enjoy the many colourful displays: costumes, tapestries and stamps; discover many ‘Famous Poles’.

Copies of books and DVDs by and about members of this Polish group will be available for purchase afterwards.

Museum entry by donation. No booking required.

Groups by prior arrangement – fee applies.

Howick is a destination that offers variety including Howick beach, Stockade Hill, various Fencible sites and historical walks, All Saints Church, Uxbridge Creative Arts, Te Tui Gallery and Howick Historical Village.

The quaint Howick village shops are a 5 minute walk from the museum and the Botany Town Centre is a 10 minute drive.

We look forward to welcoming you to the ‘Journey of Survival – Talk’, the Howick district and the Polish Museum.

The Polish Museum is for all New Zealanders and visitors.

“GLAM” Gallery, Library, Archive, Museum.

 

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.