Hosted by Dame Anne Salmond


6 x 60 minutes|Māori TV

Artefact is an exciting 6 part series presented by Dame Professor Anne Salmond. Artefact takes viewers on adventures through time with a focus on artefacts and taonga at the heart of gripping and often surprising historical dramas.

Artefact also shines the light on contemporary themes and challenges viewers to think about what sort of Aotearoa we want to leave our children.  Artefact connects today’s New Zealanders with our ancestors’ experiences and aspirations, through the powerful stories of the artefacts that have survived them.

Each of the 6 one hour episodes has a distinct theme and has a hero artefact we begin and end with, interwoven with the stories of other taonga that related to that theme.  Some are in world famous collections, others are in small local museums or are cared for by whānau. Dame Anne is our informed guide, a vivid story teller who travels around Aotearoa and abroad to find artefacts and the people who connect with them and who will tell their stories.

It is with thanks to New Zealand on Air and Māori TV that this programme was made.  Series promos available to watch on our You Tube channel.  Episode 1Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4, 

Episode 5 and Episode 6.

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In the media

“She's been acclaimed as a distinguished historian and attacked as an opinionated social commentator”

Joanna Wane Deputy Editor North and South

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