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February 20, 2011

It’s a Dog’s Life -- An exhibition of dogs from medieval to modern

Sir George Grey Special Collections presents an exhibition on dogs from medieval manuscripts to modern movie posters.

Why dogs? Dogs have been humanity’s best friend, and it’s oldest, with associations dating back over 12,000 years.

This exhibition will show the dog in terms of the world’s cultural and social history. It will also touch on how dogs have played a part in the history of New Zealand - beginning with the now extinct ‘native’ dog, brought by the first Maori to these islands [mainly as a source of food], explaining the dog tax rebellion, and introducing some of the roles dogs currently hold in the lives of New Zealanders around the country.

Additionally, an exhibition based on this ancient, and fascinating, animal allows us to showcase the vast and exciting array of material collected together within Sir George Grey Special Collections including, but not limited to, books, manuscripts, ephemera, photographs and medieval manuscripts. MORE>>


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