Whanganui Regional Museum, Wanganui

Ans Westra, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in Whanganui City, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 1993.
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About the Work
“As a huge lover of our Whanganui Regional Museum, from the priceless Lindauers to our extensive collection of Moa bones, the thing I love about our Museum is that it never changes. Anything that has been photographed 80 years ago is still there and in our basement. Overall, the Museum is a special place to learn, for all ages with our extensive collection of Taonga Maori.”

– Taane Tamati, Customer Services Officer at the Whanganui District Council for the Nov 2020 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series.”

After arriving in the country from her native Holland, Westra made her first trip up the Whanganui River in 1960 and began an engagement with the people of the region that continues to this day.
Image 290 x 290mm
toned silver gelatin print on paper
Black and white photograph of a woman wearing a straw hat seated on a rug on the grass in front of a large sign outside the Whanganui Regional Museum advertising an exhbition 'Forgotten Fauna'.
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Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist, 1996.
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Permanent collection
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