‘Whales: Giants of the Deep' opening at Witte Museum
“What that’s actually doing is recognizing the spiritual element of the show and it’s also honoring the people at the Witte Museum that they’re looking after our onge (treasure),” said Shane James, a cultural representative of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, where the exhibit originated. The team considers the staff of any museum that presents “Whales” “guardians of our ancestors’ treasures,” James said. The exhibit is a fittingly large-scale look at whales, including an exploration of their role in the culture of the Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, who hold the creatures sacred. There also are sections dealing with whale anatomy, including two gigantic sperm whale skeletons, one an adult female and…
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