Thinking about nourishing
"We should be thinking about museums, not [to be] protecting themselves for their own historical grandeur. They should be protecting themselves to be places of intergenerational transfer, that are not sending down more trauma through the generations." (Puawai Cairns)
Rewatch the final panel on 'Healing Materialities' with Puawai Cairns (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Pūkenga) Director of Audience and Insights at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa here.
"This panel engages how ethnographic museums, with their violent histories, can, or rather must, learn to better care, by honoring the histories and ongoing aftermaths of such pain."