Hamilton’s favourite food and coffee hotspot, Momento City Café are proud supporters of the Waikato Museum. Whether you are relaxing in the comfy booths, daydreaming in a window seat, or situated outside for a breath of fresh Hamilton air, if you take a second to observe your surroundings, you can catch a glimpse of a tall, strange, yet colourful structure of art across the road from your seat at Momento City Café on Victoria Street.
The 8-metre-tall ‘Tongue of the Dog’ sculpture stands outside the Waikato Museum on Victoria Street in Hamilton, right across the road from Momento City Café. The view of the sculpture from Momento City Café indicates the closeness between the Waikato Museum and its newest sponsor. The owner of Momento City Café, Mandeep Singh, has chosen to sponsor the Waikato Museum starting with an upcoming event that is being held in October. “It’s a great museum but majority of people don’t know just how great it is. I want more people to know about it and experience it”, expressed Mandeep.
The Waikato Museum of Art and History was renamed Waikato Museum in 2006. With 13 galleries, Waikato Museum showcases more than 25 new exhibitions and 100 public events each year. The inspiration behind Michael Parekowhai’s design for the Tongue of the Dog sculpture came from an exhibition at Waikato Museum itself. The Maori legend told of the creation of the Waikato River with a servant dog constructing a pathway for the waters of his master Mount Tongariro to reach sister Mount Taupiri and heal her from illness.
Mandeep believes that there are many great historical stories that should be experienced by people both from the Waikato region and afar. Waikato Museum also features multiple exhibitions from many talented local artists and reflects on the history of the Waikato region as well as wider New Zealand.
Take the time to enjoy educating yourself on your journey through Waikato, New Zealand. Once your heart and mind are full, venture across the road to reflect and fill your body with great food and beverages at Momento City Café.
Contact Momento City Café:
Phone: 07 834 4365
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Phone: 0274 587 724