Magica Lanterna Summer Exhibition

lantern festival

This summer, Whangārei Museum shares magic lanterns and slides from their Collection in a special exhibition. Experience a lantern show as would have been shown by an enthusiast in their home parlour.

Familiar tales, places and current events portrayed in glass slides from the Collection connected settler communities to their homelands and helped them form a new national identity. Even after the birth of movie theatre and modern photography, magic lanterns remained useful visual tools into the 1950s.

Friday, 01 January 2021 | 10:00 AM – Sunday, 28 March 2021 | 04:00 PM

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