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Brave Hearts

Closing 29 January 2018.

Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story a new, interactive exhibition profiling pioneering Kiwi heart clinicians and the bravery of their patients now open at MOTAT.

This pop-up exhibition developed by The Auckland Medical Museum Trust explains how the heart works, how heart disease is investigated, and the largely untold story of New Zealand’s leading role in the evolution of heart surgery. 

Inspiring people in the science of heart disease, Brave Hearts celebrates the innovation, creativity, and success of New Zealand medical pioneers who repaired the hearts of newborns, children, and adults.


Developed by The Auckland Medical Museum Trust with support from the Auckland University of Technology (AUT).


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Brave Hearts Exhibition from Rick Pearson on Vimeo.

Find out more about the Brave Hearts Primary school education programme here.

Find out more about the Brave Hearts Secondary school education programme here.