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For a number of years, artist Sacha Lees has been trusting NZMS to digitise her Fantastical artworks. For her current exhibition ‘Vagrant Mind’ at the Exhibitions Gallery in Wellington we had the pleasure of viewing and carefully digitising her beautiful and unique paintings. ‘Vagrant Mind’ captures moments of contemplation – sometimes conscious, sometimes dormant. Not unlike fish […]



One woman had a dream and NZMS were privileged to be part of it. As part of the Splash 2015 exhibition  (Theme WW1 in watercolour), Exhibition Manager Claire Clark  sourced and coordinated the retrieval of works from seven ‘guest artists’ – servicemen who painted/drew while serving during WW1 – from Archives NZ offices around the […]



This beautiful early geological map of Otago once hung in the University of Otago’s Geology Museum.  It was sent north to be conserved in the 1970s but somehow went missing for 25 years. Rediscovered and returned to the Hocken Library, the map was fully conserved and then sent to us to be digitised. The 1.5 […]



The Treaty 2 U touring exhibition was jointly curated by Te Papa, Archives New Zealand and the National Library of New Zealand. It told the story of New Zealand’s founding document: the Treaty of Waitangi, from the back of a truck!