This exhibition has now closed
Kura Pounamu is a rich and exciting exhibition showcasing examples of this exceptionally beautiful stone, its origins, and stories of the special relationship people have with pounamu.
Explore this website to find out what can be seen and
experienced in the exhibition.
Pounamu (New Zealand greenstone) is valued for its beauty, strength, and durability, and there are many stories of its origins.
Pounamu possesses a superb combination of qualities – extraordinary strength, durability, beauty, and has acoustic characteristics.
Pounamu plays a powerful role in affirming and building many types of relationship – from the personal to the political.
Explore the pounamu in the exhibition
There are 200 hundred fabulous taonga in this exhibition.
Flick through them.