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Museum

The Centre’s museum was established in 1997. It contains material that covers the Centre’s long history. The purpose of the van Asch DEC museum is to support the needs of the Deaf Studies curriculum of New Zealand as well as to research, maintain and continue to develop the living history of deaf education at van Asch Deaf Education Centre.

The museum has an interesting range of memorabilia of books, records, furniture and photographs, there are educational, technical, communication equipment. These portray the rich history of deaf education since the 1880s.

The most popular feature of the museum is the photographic collection of classes and staff groups. There is also an interesting photographic “timeline” - a collection of general and candid snapshots displayed in chronological order.

Donations of photographs, equipment and memorabilia will be gratefully accepted and acknowledged.

There is a Facebook page that people can view. This is updated with interesting photos and stories from time to time.

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