18 Nov 2017

Christine Fernyhough - The Museum of the Everyday

From Saturday Morning, 11:30 am on 18 November 2017

Christine Fernyhough is the author of the bestselling memoir The Road To Castle Hill: A High Country Love Story, and she set up Books in Homes and then the Gifted Kids Programme for high-achieving children in low-decile schools. In 2011 she was made a CNZM for services to the community. Her life story includes upping sticks from Parnell in Auckland to move to the high country Canterbury farm, Castle Hill Station - then moving back to Parnell. Fernyhough continues to champion the trainees and graduates of the LSV Programme, and is a board member of the Creative Thinking Project at the University of Auckland. Her latest venture is the Museum of the Everyday. The museum is a collection of New Zealand craft, design, folk art and social history. Fernyhough has been building the collection for 30 years - including during her Castle Hill stint - and its contents now number 3000 objects of which about 1,500 have been catalogued.

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