Visitors to Ka Mua, Ka Muri | Walking Backwards into the Future — the Otago Polytechnic exhibition currently on at Tūhura Otago Museum — have left messages expressing their enthusiasm. The exhibition celebrates the past, present and future of Otago Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga.

Many of the comments celebrated the interactive nature of the exhibit, which includes arcade games, a stuffed toy bandaging station, drawing, a weaving station and more.

“Our family had so much fun and laughed so hard. Loved the photo props area.”

“It’s quite big with a variety of interactive things (not only for children, but for adults as well!) Well done! Cheers from Auckland.”

Other visitors noted how the exhibition revealed hidden histories through informative panels, an illustrated history book, pictures, and artifacts such as a collection of historical tools from the Carpentry school.

“[The exhibition] opened my eyes to the history of the Polytech, which I didn’t know about.”

“I liked the inclusion of the LGBTQIA+ community and LGBTQIA+ history.”

One comment summed up the exhibition experience:

“AMAZING! Storytelling at its finest. Interactive, fun, beautiful design, cultural heritage.”

Discover the exhibition for yourself! Ka Mua, Ka Muri | Walking Backwards into the Future is on until 14 May 2023 at Tūhura Otago Museum.

Published on 28 Apr 2023

Orderdate: 28 Apr 2023
Expiry: 28 Apr 2025