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Date(s) - Monday 25 June 2018 to Sunday 13 January 2019
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This  exhibition invites you to discover the creativity of the artists who create every year the costumes for the Heiva i Tahiti, a dance competition (‘ori tahiti) which is celebrated since 1885 every year during July.

The eighty-seven costumes presented in the exhibition are made out of dried plant material, most of them had been used during the Heiva, and some had been awarded with a prize for the most beautiful costume.

The eight costumes presented at the entry of the exhibition had been donated to the Museum of Tahiti and the islands by particulars; they represent our historic collection. They allow you to discover the particular style of every dance group. The whole collection is a demonstration of artistic talent of those, who create every year, in using dried plant material, costumes of great originality, nevertheless always connected with the theme of the show.In the exhibition the costumes are arranged in assembling a variety of costumes of the same dance group. This arrangement allows you to discover their particular style as well as their artistic creativity.


In setting up this exhibition, the Museum of Tahiti and the islands wants to honor all the participants of the ‘ori Tahiti, their talents and their creativity, proof of a vivid culture, ever adapting to times, contexts and foreign influences.

Opening  :from tuesday to sunday  9 am to 5 pm.

Closed on Monday.
600 FCFP /pers

Autour de l'exposition

Visites guidées et ateliers

  • Visites guidées par la commissaire de l’exposition, Mme Manouche Lehartel:

Mercredi 11 juillet, à 9h 00

Mercredi 22 aout, à 9 h 30

Samedi 15 septembre, à 10h (journées du patrimoine)

Samedi 20 octobre à 9h 30

Samedi 17 novembre à 9h30

Mercredi 05 décembre à 9h 00

Tarif de la visite guidée : entrée + 600 xpf par personne

  • Ateliers thématiques par le Centre Arioi ,

Dimanche 01 juillet, à partir de 9h

Dimanche 05 août, à partir de 9h

Dimanche 02 décembre, à partir de 9h

Dimanche 07 janvier, à partir de 9h



Le package de 2H comprend :
– l’entrée au Musée de Tahiti et des Iles,
– la visite guidée et thématique de l’exposition « Danse des costumes » ,
– l’atelier de confection d’éléments de costumes ( couronne paore, teinture more )

Tarif :

– Adultes : 3500 XPF
– +9 ans et étudiants : 2800 XPF
– Enfant 4-9 ans : 2000 XPF
– Pack famille (2 adultes & 2 enfants de -9ans) : 10000 XPF

réservations obligatoires

renseignements : 87 752 999 ou 87 766 363