Friday, October 28, 2011

On the other hand…

“What Auckland Museum and Auckland Art Gallery need least of all is a lavishly funded competitor arriving on their patch, stripping them of audience and reducing their visitor numbers…. A Te Papa North facility would recycle exhibitions into the larger Auckland audience from Te Papa in Wellington, and would inevitably do so at the expense of our own museums.”
Rodney Wilson ex director of the Auckland Art Gallery and Auckland Museum talking down Te Papa North in the NZH