Hosted by Dame Anne Salmond


10 x 60 minutes | Prime TV | Māori TV

Presented by Dame Professor Anne Salmond, Artefact returns to take viewers on adventures through time, with a focus on artefacts and taonga at the heart of gripping and often surprising historical dramas. 

Comprised of four one-hour episodes, Artefact 2 uses the story of the taonga to shine 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.

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, Prime TV and Māori TV that this programme was made.  Screening on Prime TV Tuesday 15th September and following on screening on Maori TV at a later date.

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“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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