This exhibition now on-line! click here..
The Times They Are A Changin' exhibition burns a light through today's window by giving the viewer comparable historical photographs. Placing an eye at either end of the century highlights a hundred years that has seen more technological advancement than any other.
The early photographs taken between 1890 and 1910 were extracted from the museum's wealthy photographic archive. The modern photographs were taken by staff photographer Dudley L Meadows.
The Times they are a changin' exhibition was conceived in 1999 and planned to be part of the Year2000 celebrations. Gisborne, the first city in the world to greet the new days sun, was expecting large numbers of vistors from around the world. The exhibition was the main attraction at the museum during those summer months.
Primarily the exhibition displayed 'pairs' of images taken 100 years apart. The images showed both the physical and social changes that had occured over a century. Postcards and booklets of some of the images were available for purchase. There are still copies of the booklet available from the museum shop.
The exhibition proved very popular with locals and the museum education team. At the time of the exhibition's closing it was decided to place 30 of the 52 pairs of photographs upon the walls of the stairwell that lead to the maritime gallery Te Moana. Here they hung for a further nine years!
The stairwell now contains photographs that appeared in the Gisborne Photo News. Read more here
The Times they are a changin' exhibition is now viewable on-line. click here.. to go to the gallery.
Booklet from the exhibition available $9.50