Posts Tagged ‘museum’

New North Hokianga museum to impress

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

A new museum being built at a remote North Hokianga marae will rival any in the Far North, a curator says. Construction of Raiātea Resource Centre, at Motuti Marae between Kohukohu and Mitimiti, is well under way with the roof of the two-storey building now nearing completion. Most items in the collection — which include Read more

Northland Church items now in Whangārei Museum

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Items from the original church in a remote Northland valley have been gifted to the Whangārei Museum They are treasured relics, saved from a disastrous fire which took place more than 100 years ago. Continue reading Related Posts:Samaritan returns stolen items to churchPriceless items stolen from historic Nelson churchAdventist food company distributes 670,000 food…St Vincent Read more

Museum to display rare sacred artefacts from Guam’s Catholic history

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

The National Museum of the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica is putting on display a collection of rare sacred artefacts from Guam’s unique Catholic history, including vestiges from the island’s Spanish period The collection includes: The cassock of Blessed Diego Luis de San Vitores and the sword that martyred him A Spanish-era stone water well A subset Read more

A history of religion in 11 objects

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Humans are needy. We need things: keepsakes, stuff, tokens, tchotchkes, knickknacks, bits and pieces, junk and treasure. We carry special objects in our pockets and purses, or place them on shelves and desks in our homes and offices. As profane and ordinary as the objects may be, they can also be extraordinary. Some things even become Read more

Patriarch opposes plan to make Hagia Sofia a mosque

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

The Greek Orthodox Church in Turkey is strongly opposing plans to reconvert Istanbul’s Hagia Sofia basilica into a mosque. ”We want Santa Sofia to remain a museum. It was a Christian church for over 1000 years,” Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople has said. ”If it is to be reconsecrated, then it should go back Read more