Education Visits in Wellington

At our Taranaki Street, Wellington premises students can get an overview of the work of an audiovisual archive, how to access our collections through our online website, an on-site tour of the Jonathan Dennis Library and then search and view collection items on a particular topic in our Media Library.

Bookings are essential and group numbers are limited to ten students. The tour duration is up to 90 minutes.

Alternatively you can inquire about booking an education session at your school on aspects of New Zealand identity and history, as illuminated through moving images.

Please select one of the programmes below and then email us to find out more. The cost is $3 per student / $4 tertiary. No charge for attending adults and teachers. Pre-visit activities are downloadable for each topic.

All programmes except "Documentary," which is more suitable for senior students, can be tailored to different curriculum levels.

Please contact for more information.

NZ Identity

New Zealand Identity (1912 - 2012)

This programme looks at the way New Zealand and New Zealanders have historically been portrayed through moving images, both domestically and overseas.


Advertising (1961 - 2012)

A look at the history and development of advertising through moving images, with a particular focus on changing attitudes towards women, Māori and Pacific Islanders.

Moving Image in New Zealand (1896 - 2012)

An overview of New Zealand’s film and television history. This programme discusses the political, economic, social and technological changes that have shaped our moving image heritage.

The Coaster

Documentary (1900 - 2012)

This programme explores notions around what a documentary is by examining its codes and conventions, using both New Zealand and international examples.


Animation (1929 - 2012)

A look at the history of animated film, in New Zealand and internationally.


Wellington (1917 -2012)

This programme discusses the history of Wellington through historic and contemporary footage. It examines the geographic, social and economic implications of living in Wellington.