A Pacific Testimony: UnTo the Islands of the Sea is located within the Matthew Cowley Church History Centre at Temple View (near Hamilton). It describes the history of the Mormon Church in the Pacific - from 1844 to the present.
The exhibitions are a strong break from traditional Latter-day Saints' museums. We were commissioned to bring a 'Pasifika' voice to their history - a far different approach to their usual 'American Gothic' style from Utah. This meant a more personal narrative, bright colours and large scale illustrations, graphic novels and playful interactives.
Creating a museum narrative around Faith and Belief was a challenge. Combining historic events with expressions of worship and personal testimony - directed specifically at a younger audience - required Story Inc's team to be immersed in Mormon culture throughout the two-year project.
A Pacific Testimony is one of our most successful projects to date. Our clients are delighted with the result and we're thrilled with our creative outcomes. The exhibitions are open to the general public. You don't have to be a Mormon to visit or enjoy the museum!