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Wednesday, November 22 • 11:30 - 12:00
The Reach of a Starfish

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Starfish was a Wellington based fashion label that operated from 1993-2013. It made a point of manufacturing garments locally and prided itself on sustainable practices. In this presentation Te Papa Assistant Archivist Gareth Watkins will discuss his recent project to sort, rehouse and catalogue Starfish’s archive and make it accessible through Te Papa’s online catalogue. The Starfish archive is made up of business records, workbooks, graphic designs, model shoots, look books and other printed ephemera which complement and contextualise the Starfish garments already in Te Papa’s collection. Gareth will highlight elements of Starfish’s design process – from initial sketches and fabric swatches through to the marketing material and finished garments. He will look at some of the dramatic changes in technology that took place during the 1990s and 2000s (from analogue to digital) and talk about manufacturing changes that affected New Zealand’s clothing industry. Gareth will discuss the use of blogs as a way of publicly showcasing Te Papa’s day-to-day work, as well as raising the awareness and accessibility of heritage collections.


Gareth Watkins

Collections Data Technician, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Gareth currently works as a Collections Data Technician with Te Papa’s Accelerated Collection Digitisation Programme. Prior to this he was working as an assistant archivist at Te Papa.

Wednesday November 22, 2017 11:30 - 12:00 NZDT
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011