Te solution

By Hamish Keith In Cultural Curmudgeon

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22nd March, 2008
Te Papa's 10th anniversary passed in a froth of self-congratulation. There were hints the national museum might not quite have been up to it, but generally all was fine and dandy with its first decade. There was a smidgeon of criticism. Rob Cherry on Radio New Zealand National's Nine to Noon described it as a mall, which was as close to the reality as anyone ventured. In the lead-in to her coverage on Afternoons, Lucy Orbell opened by noting that Te Papa had been described as a "theme park" and the "cultural equivalent to a fast-food outlet" - both my descriptions - but ...

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