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Bradford Haami

Mātauranga Māori Curator, Te Papa

Bradford Haami is the Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) curator for the new Te Taiao | Nature exhibition at Te Papa. He has a great knowledge of Māori culture and storytelling with a long career in the Māori media world of TV, film and writing.

He wrote and published the hugely popular book True Red; The Life of an ex-Mongrel Mob Gang Leader in 2004 and was the first Māori writer to receive the Michael King Writers in Residence award in 2010.

He later wrote Ka Mau Te Wehi Taking Haka To The World winning the Ngā Kupu Ora Best Māori Biography of the Year Award for 2013.

His most recent work is Urban Māori: The Second Great Migration published by Oratia Media in 2018.

Bradford Haami is speaking at MuseumNext Sydney in April 2019.

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What would Māui do?


Australian National Maritime Museum

How do you make topics like water pollution and climate change accessible and fun? Is it ok for a national museum to take a playful approach to such serious territory, and can that inspire positive action?

Te Papa’s exhibition team took on the challenge, with the Pacific mischief-maker Māui as their guide. Experience developers Jen Craddock and Ralph Upton will take you on a playful journey through how their team created a new, fully bilingual Nature zone for the first time since the museum opened in 1998.

Spoiler alert: audience participation likely!