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Behind the scenes at the museum


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Something exciting happened last week – I got ‘freshly pressed’ by WordPress  – my ‘Night Walking’ comic was selected as a featured post on the WordPress home page. Which means I got a whole pile of international visitors – welcome!! So I probably need to explain what Te Papa is (New Zealand’s National museum) and what the word ‘taonga’ means (treasures).

Oh, and the title of this entry is inspired by Kate Atkinson’s first book, which I gobbled up years ago when it first came out and which I suspect might be the inspiration for the museum cameo in my novel. But I can’t remember enough of the book to be sure. That’s the problem with being a prolific reader – sure it’s good for your writing, but there’s also the danger that you’ll regurgitate all the excellent writing that you’ve read. Hopefully, in my case, in an unrecognizable form.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. 04/06/2013 10:40 pm

    Thanks for reminding me of the Playschool cast. What a great project for you.

  2. 05/06/2013 9:46 am

    Here’s some secret inside information – Little Ted wasn’t with the rest of the cast because he got blown up years ago in an experiment gone wrong. True story.

  3. 05/06/2013 10:13 am

    You are very talented,thanks for sharing ur talent.

  4. 05/06/2013 10:38 am

    Oh, tell me it isn’t true, Emma! Little Ted!?

    You captured how inspiring hanging out at the museum is (though I’ve not been to the one in Welly yet). No such thing as museum cliche, is there. That’s like saying books are a cliche, or something cliche like but…

    • 05/06/2013 12:54 pm

      It is TOTALLY true. You can read all about it in Te Papa’s amazing ‘Amazing Tales’ book.

  5. 05/06/2013 12:02 pm

    bit sad about little ted. he was always my favourite. sarah, i love this piece. i’ve always wanted to go through the taonga at te papa. and i found the link to this at work, through a te papa tweet!

  6. 05/06/2013 7:43 pm

    This is fantastic post. Can’t wait to see what you’ll create from the stories. Te papa is an amazing museum – it truly blew my mind when I visited several years ago. It is a great setting to write/illustrate about.

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