Tahiti ti’a mai, from Tiurai to Heiva exhibition
Tahiti and Her Islands Museum – Te Fare Manaha

From May 29 to October 31, 2021, the Museum of Tahiti and her Islands – Te Fare Manaha presents an exhibition in tribute to the 140th anniversary of the Heiva i Tahiti. From the tiurai to the heiva, it will evoke the festivities through dance, song and music, sports and crafts. Through its collections of costumes, its ethnographic collection, but also its photo and fine art collection, the Museum of Tahiti and her Islands wishes to highlight those who, for 140 years, have been celebrating Polynesian cultural richness during the tiurai.

This exhibition, which revives the different evolutions of the event, is also an opportunity to exhibit the variety of the Establishment’s collections: Heiva i Tahiti costumes from the 1950s to the present day, posters from the 1960s, photographic reproductions from 1880 to 1960, part of the hat collection, one of the last wooden racing va’a from 1980 will be on display, as well as a selection of paintings by renowned artists such as Adriaan Herman Gouwe, Alfred Le Moine, Bobby Holcomb, François Ravello and André Marere. In total, around one hundred documents and objects will be on display. 

Tahiti ti’a mai, from Tiurai to Heiva

From May 29 to October 31, 2021

Museum of Tahiti and her Islands (Punaauia)

Open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:00 am to 05:00 pm

Free entrance fees: XPF 600 per adult, free for children under 18

Guided tours fees: XPF 1,200 per adult, XPF 600 per children under 18  

For further information: [email protected] / www.heiva.org


Guided tours with scientific team of the Museum in French and Reo Tahiti / self-guiding in English

Saturdays June 12 and 26, July 10 and 24, August 14 and 28, September 11 and 25, October 9 and 13.

Booking www.billetterie.museetahiti.pf


Mask must be worn, subject to change depending on the health situation.