Sarah Ell reviews Endless Sea


‘Endless Sea has been assembled by an all-star pairing: former Metro feature writer and now in-house scribe for the museum, Frances Walsh, and one of New Zealand’s best-known photographers, long-time Listener portraitist Jane Ussher. Walsh’s carefully researched words and Ussher’s meticulous images tell the stories behind a nominal 100 objects (actually, slightly more) from the museum’s collections. It is a technique today’s modern museums use in their own galleries, rather than the high Victorian style of collecting and presenting type specimens. Here specific, individual objects stand in for and represent wider stories and themes: Polynesian voyaging, conflict, trade and industry, recreation.’

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