New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Rotorua

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The New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute (NZMACI) opened in 1963 in Rotorua, New Zealand due to the impending threat of the loss of traditional Māori arts. In 1926 a Māori Arts and Crafts school had been established in Rotorua by Sir Āpirana Ngata, and the new school continued the tradition in a location well-established for traditional Māori arts and crafts. The location of school at Whakarewarewa enabled easy access to the lucrative tourist market, which continues to be a substantial source of sales.

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  • Interesting Maori art and making of it in depth. Experience the Maori arts and crafts which is surrounded by beautiful traditional sculptures and crafted wooden buildings.  more »
  • Seeing the craftsmanship at work, local culture and more. I loved this place and would go again now.  more »
  • Being a sculptur myself I was very interesting in the Maori art and the making of it. The institute shows you in depth the way the art is being made. Many is for sale. We talked to various artists...  more »

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