June, 2019

2019Fri14Jun10:00 amFri5:00 pmCarried Away: Bags Unpacked exhibition at Auckland MuseumMore dates10:00 am - 5:00 pm Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland 1010Type:Exhibition,Free,Museums and GalleriesWhere:Central AucklandAges:Teens (13 to 18 years),Tweens (10 to 12 years)

Bags unpacked exhibition at Auckland Museum

Event Details

Carried Away: Bags Unpacked showcases over 150 individual bags from Auckland Museum’s collection, many on display for the first time.

Every bag has a history, a story to tell – from haute couture fashion to cultural traditions. Bags can convey social standing, practical needs or be a statement of art.

From curious creations such as an albatross foot purse and bear gut bag with fur trim, to taonga imbued with Māori and Pacific cultural values such as kete and bilum, the exhibition explores the stories associated with their creation and the people who used them.

Carried Away: Bags Unpacked exhibition is on until 1 December 2019 in the Special Exhibition Hall.


FREE for Aucklanders.

FREE with Museum entry for non-Aucklanders.


Auckland MuseumAuckland War Memorial Museum tells the story of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific and its people and is a war memorial for the Auckland province.Ph: 09-309 0443 Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland 1021, New Zealand