Events & workshops

Dec
13
Thu
‘Teacher only Session’ for 2018 bookings
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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Teacher Only Session for the PHTM

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

PHTM building and flag imageMuseum building

 

Dec
16
Sun
Celebrate a Polish Christmas workshop 2018
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

BOOKING RECOMMENDED

Starts at 2pm and runs for 2 hours till 4pm

Celebrate a Polish Christmas with paper and wool decorations.

  • Make wool spiders and paper chains with a twist for your own Christmas tree.
  • Create your own unique paper Christmas star to hang
  • Taste the Polish ginger biscuit called Pierniki
  • Learn some Christmas Eve traditions, watching the first star and Wigilia supper

This workshop is available for adults and/or children during the weeks leading to Christmas.

Dec
19
Wed
Christmas close down at PHTM 19th December 4pm
Dec 19 2018 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 16 2019 @ 10:00 am

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We are closed over the Christmas break, and will reopen 16 th  Jan 2019 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

Jan
23
Wed
Exhibition: year of Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski
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

 

 

Talk, Film ‘Poles Apart’ and Wander the Galleries,
Jan 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, then the film Poles Apart which is one hour, starting at 10.30. with free time after the film to wander the exhibits again ands visit the Upper Gallery.

We will serve morning tea at approx. 10.15am. Price is $10 cash per person. Morning tea / coffee / biscuits included. 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,

 

 

Jan
24
Thu
‘Teacher only Session’ for 2019 bookings
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Picture1Artwork by Lindy Fisher

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

PHTM building and flag imageMuseum building

 

Jan
27
Sun
‘In Desert and Wilderness’ : Polish Films in Howick
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

‘In Desert and Wilderness’ dir. Gavin Hood (2010).

Stas (14) and Nel (8) are thrilled to be with their fathers in exotic Egypt. The palm trees and beaches offer a welcome change from the chills of Europe and the children are fascinated by the different languages and religions of North Africa. During the night, Stas and Nel are kidnapped by Egyptian rebels. As the children of Suez Canal engineers, they are valuable hostages, but they soon escape with the help of two young Africans. While their fathers organize rescue parties, the children’s adventure takes them across the beautiful, vast desert.

This popular feature film with beautiful cinematography is set in 1890 and based on the Nobel prize-winning novel for youth ‘W pustyni i w puszczy’, written in 1912 by Henryk Sienkiewicz.

School holiday family entertainment.

English. Age 7+. 2-4pm. Captions available for deaf community by request.

Museum entry by donation. Polish Museum, 125 Elliot St, Howick. Ph 533 3530

Mar
1
Fri
Friday Paper Cutters: Adult Wycinanki
Mar 1 @ 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 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

Mar
6
Wed
‘Teacher only Session’ for 2019 bookings
Mar 6 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Picture1Artwork by Lindy Fisher

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

PHTM building and flag imageMuseum building

 

Mar
21
Thu
Talk, Film ‘Poles Apart’ and Wander the Galleries,
Mar 21 @ 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, then the film Poles Apart which is one hour, starting at 10.30. with free time after the film to wander the exhibits again ands visit the Upper Gallery.

We will serve morning tea at approx. 10.15am. Price is $10 cash per person. Morning tea / coffee / biscuits included. 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,