Friends - Mematanga

Becoming a Friend of the Museum - Te Hono Mai Hei Mema

Receive the great benefits of being a Museum Friend and at the same time play a part in supporting a world-renowned Museum and collection.

As a Museum Friend your support is acknowledged through incentives including invitations to our major exhibition openings and discounts on shop products and events.

Download and complete our Friends application form for membership and click here to email or visit us at the Museum.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Museum family soon.

FEATURED PHOTO

This photograph of a double image of the Wanganui Public Museum Director, Samuel Drew, was taken using trick photography, which was very popular in the late 19th century. Needing new ideas to boost business, photographers developed techniques to duplicate images, particularly people. Special plate-holders and rotating partial lens caps were used to expose half of the negative at a time. After the first exposure, the subject of the photograph would quickly move into a different positron so that the second half of the picture could be taken.