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Getting to Our Place Television – 1999 Documentary

Getting to Our Place

Television – 1999 Documentary

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This documentary is a view into the crucible that forged Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum of New Zealand, which opened in 1998. Fascinating fly-on-the-wall moments are captured as a new kind of national museum is conceived. This excerpt features a board meeting where Saatchi & Saatchi present branding options. As political, ideological, creative and commercial considerations collide, the frustrations of decision making by committee are palpable: the body language, tears, cautions, grumbles, and finally, smiles, as they settle on the contentious thumbprint logo.

I find it hard to see a bird there - I see a downhill skier with a big head.
– Sir David Gascoigne comments on a branding option

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Available from the production company.

Available to buy from the Filmshop and Aro St Video.

Rights

The copyright for this title is held by Gaylene Preston Productions.

Music

Music composed by Jonathan Besser.

Musicians Nanette Fortier, Anne Rodda, Nigel Gavin, Jonathan Besser