Review - Getting to Our Place

July 1999
by Peter Calder

Over almost three years, from 1996 to 1998, [Gaylene Preston and Anna Cottrell] shot 600 hours of video tape in and around Te Papa. Almost all of the footage was of the meetings where the concepts were hammered out for the displays that would fill the hulking museum on the Wellington waterfront..... Most simply it is a fascinating look behind the scenes of a historic project which, as creative and commercial interests collide, has many of the hallmarks of a thriller.