Dargaville Museum (New Zealand) presents...
'Accordion Gems' by Kevin Friedrich
...A Master Collection
of Accordions through Time...
Library Purchased - June 2006
Dedication of the Accordion Gems Display - 3 December 2006
Library relocated to Harding Park - January 2007
Grand Opening of New Music Wing at the Dargaville Museum - 21
October 2007 at 1:00 PM
Launching of Accordion Gems Exhibit in Display Cabinets - 29
Cabinets commissioned for the Accordion Gems Display
the Aratapu Library began its transformation back to its former
glory, the display cabinets for the instruments were being hand
crafted by local Dargaville artesian Doug Carter. Designed with
input from Museum manager Pene McKenzie, the cabinets were crafted
from New Zealand native timber of Kauri and Rimu. Several years
in the making due to the complexities of working with the native
New Zealand timber, that although thousands of years old, was
not 100% settled, and so offered numerous challenges as the wood
shifted and buckled.
However, despite the delays, the wait was worth every minute,
and the spectacular new cabinets took life to showcase the collection
of instruments in the display.
the Cabinets to their new home at the Dargaville Museum
As the cabinets came to life, they
were transported one by one to the Dargaville Museum where they
underwent their final assembly and addition of the Glass shelving
and Assembling of the Cabinets and Displays
|With the restoration
of the Aratapu Library complete, the Accordion Gems display was
ready to be housed in the newly completed Display Cabinets.
As the cabinets arrived, the Music Room took shape, to proudly
display the various music related historical items from the Dargaville