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The British Proclamation Declaring Protectorate over the Cook Islands

Rarest ¬†and oldest historical document in the Cook Islands: The British Proclamation declaring protectorate over the Cook Islands, signed in 1891 (although declared earlier in 1888) returns to Cooks after restoration in Auckland.   Jean Mason, curator-manager of CI Library … Continue reading

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Freezing times in Rarotonga

  Sally Voss at the library with artefacts ready to be frozen. Two or three times a year CILAMS conducts a programme of freezing to get rid of pests that have taken up residence in our books and small artifacts … Continue reading

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Cedric Cremiere, Le Havre Museum Director’s visit

CILAMs staff, volunteers and council members hosted Mr Cedric Cremiere, Director of Le Havre Museum in Normandy, France, on Thursday 31 July 2014 in the museum. Mr Cremiere is here primarily to talk to two local artists, Tabatha Forbes and … Continue reading

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Cultural heritage research of the CICC

Master of Architecture student with the University of Auckland, New Zealand, Carolyn Hill, who is on Rarotonga this month, seeks to research the cultural heritage significance of the 19th century Cook Islands Christian Church (CICC) – formerly London Missionary Society … Continue reading

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Recovering the past: Cook Islands tapa in the USA

Recovering the past: Cook Islands tapa in the USA   Tapa making is an art lost to many Cook Islanders now and there are few remaining Cook Islands tapa (when compared to Fiji, Hawaii, Tonga and Samoa). The tapa used … Continue reading

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