Published by Te Papa Press
300 pages, paperback with flaps, $45.00
Just ahead of the opening of the much-anticipated gallery revamp that will enhance the art experience at Te Papa, an exciting new book by the museum’s press offers a fresh approach to art appreciation.
Ten x Ten’s editor, Te Papa Curator Photography Athol McCredie, says the texts are generally more informal and personal than is conventional in collection books. “We hope to make art appreciation less of a mystery and to allow viewers to connect with work by
“The thrust of the renewal is not only to show more of the collections but also to make art accessible to as broad a spectrum of the public as possible,” he says. “This book works in parallel, aiming to draw back the intimidating screen of anonymous authority that tends to surround museum exhibitions and publications.”