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Hocken Collections Uare Taoka o Hākena

Founded on a collection donated by Dr T M Hocken in 1910 and entrusted to the University of Otago for the people of New Zealand, Hocken Collections is a library, archive and art museum. Its collections focus on the history, development, cultures and natural environment of Aotearoa New Zealand, the Pacific and Antarctica, with special emphasis on southern New Zealand. Formats collected include archives and manuscripts, books, newspapers, periodicals, music, maps, paintings, drawings, posters and ephemera.

Part of the University of Otago Library, the Hocken is primarily a research facility providing access to both secondary and primary resource materials, with specialist reference and consultation services available. The Hocken Gallery focuses on showcasing historical and contemporary collection items through a regularly changing programme of exhibitions.

Collection Type
Art, History, Maritime, Pacific, Taonga Maori, Technology

Contact Details
Postal address iconPO Box 56, Dunedin
Telephone number icon64-3-479 1100
Web address iconhttp://library.otago.ac.nz/index.php
Email address iconhocken@otago.ac.nz

Visitor Information
Physical address iconCorner of Anzac Ave & Parry Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconMon-Fri 9.30am-5pm Thu Evening 6pm-9pm Sat 9am-12 Noon
Charges iconFree

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Primary Care

Primary Care brings together a selection of artworks, photographs, ephemera and archival materials largely gathered from across the Hocken’s collections, that consider aspects of physical, spiritual, community, mental ...

Dates: 22-Jul-2018, 23-Jul-2018, 24-Jul-2018, 25-Jul-2018, 26-Jul-2018, 27-Jul-2018 View more sessions