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Audio Described Tour: National Geographic’s ‘Rarely Seen’ Photography Exhibition: Nelson Provincial Museum

Audio Described Tour: National Geographic’s ‘Rarely Seen’ Photography Exhibition
20 Aug 2021 at 3PM – 4:30PM
Event by Nelson Provincial Museum
Nelson Provincial Museum
Duration: 1 hr 30 min
The Nelson Provincial Museum is excited to announce a new initiative in collaboration with Blind Low Vision NZ. On Friday 20th August 2021, at 3:00pm, we will host our first ever Audio Described Tour of the ‘Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary’ exhibition. The talented Angel Pearson of Fresh Eyes NZ will bring these unique images to life using descriptive narrative.
If you are part of the Blind and Low Vision community and would like to join this very special tour, please contact Erin Eyles at Blind Low Vision NZ or phone Bronwyn at the Stoke Office on 03 547 6616. Spots are limited so please get in quick!
Entry by Koha.


Cawthron Science Speaker Series: Studying seaweed after the Kaikoura earthquakes
21 Aug 2021 at 1PM – 1:30PM
Event by Cawthron Institute and Nelson Provincial Museum
Nelson Provincial Museum
Duration: 30 min
Have you ever wondered how the coastal ecosystems damaged by the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake have recovered? Numerous scientific studies have taken place in the five years since this devastating event that aim to understand its impact on coastal ecosystems and learn from it.
Cawthron researchers have been working alongside fellow researchers at the University of Canterbury to study key habitat forming species of seaweed on the regenerating Kaikoura coast.
Join Cawthron PhD researcher Daniel Crossett for a short talk and Q&A session about his work looking at the impact of a variety of environmental stressors on different species of large brown algae both in the lab and in the field alongside academic supervisors Robyn Dunmore (Cawthron Institute) and David Schiel (University of Canterbury).
In understanding how these species fared when transplanted into the regenerating environment, and how they responded to different stressors, Dan and his fellow researchers have gained invaluable insight into the responses of key habitat-forming species to changing reef conditions. This insight will be valuable in the future to inform coastal restoration efforts and help us understand and predict the potential impacts of stressors like climate change on coastal ecosystems around New Zealand.
Join us from 1pm – seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you have any special requirements for access or seating, please get in touch with Museum staff to reserve a space.

“Let me be myself”- the moving words of Anne Frank. As relevant today as when Anne Frank wrote them over 75 years ago ?
Our current exhibition ‘Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank’ explores the role of prejudice, exclusion and discrimination, then and now, connecting Anne Frank’s life story with the stories of young people today.
The exhibition runs until the 12th September 2021.
? Photo collection of the Anne Frank Stichting (Amsterdam). The photographs may only be reproduced with the copyright holder’s prior consent.




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