Museum of Civilization: The past is in front, the future is behind the challenge is now. Maori leave the past to guide the present and let the future embrace the past.

Maori want to control their world and its resources, be a part of their own future. Sovereignty, autonomy and independence and are the heart of their projects.

This celebrates the Maori culture by presenting invaluable ancestral treasures, objects and contemporary art exhibition. These objects (155) reflect the essence of courage, dignity and aspirations of Maori people in a scenography by mingle the ancient and the contemporary.

The exhibition unfolds in space on three main themes: Whakapapa (ties that bind), Mana (how to be) and Kaitiakitanga (care and protection).

This exhibition was developed and presented by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. It was made possible through the support of the Government of New Zealand.