Lillian Arp
Linguistics & maths (logic)
Mangere East
Favourite object or taonga
The Tongan goddess from Lifuka, Ha'apai. She was probably beaten and discarded and then salvaged by missionaries - and that's all we really know about her. I enjoy speculating on the details of her story.
Favourite part of exhibit of the museum
Back of house, especially in the Pasifika collection. So much work goes into piecing together provenance and origin, but the more we learn about the taonga, the more we learn about ourselves.
Fun fact
I conduct choirs sometimes. :)