Tijana Cvetkovic, Conservator Paintings examines Waterfall in Dusky Bay with Maori canoe, by William Hodges, circa 1775, oil on panel. Te Papa (2019-0003-1) Photo by Mark Tantrum Photography, July 2019. Te Papa

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‘Our mission is to enable Te Papa to study, preserve, enrich and share New Zealand’s national collections. Our support brings this work to the widest possible audience, at a time when this has never been more vital.’


Dayle, Lady Mace | Foundation Chair

SINCE ITS BEGINNINGS

2,500

NEW SPECIES HAVE BEEN
DISCOVERED BY TE PAPA

IN A SINGLE YEAR

70,000

HOURS OF LEARNING WERE DELIVERED 

TO KIWI KIDS AT TE PAPA

OVER

1,700

ARTWORKS HAVE BEEN TREATED

BY TE PAPA CONSERVATORS 

News

Patridge Jewellers - Six generations of sparkling contributions

Partridge Jewellers have come on board as our named partner for our annual major event. Here we talk to Managing Director, Grant Partridge, about the legacy of this iconic brand and the importance of these partnerships.

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Te Papa Chef's Showcase

See the decadent five course degustation the Te Papa chefs recently put together for a special Foundation dinner. It certainly made us feel extremely lucky to have such world-class culinary talent at our fingertips.


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'That Vase' by Dame Robin White and Tamari Cabeikanacea donated to Te Papa

That Vase, 2019 is the most recent collaboration of Dame Robin White and Fijian artist Tamari Cabeikanacea who have been creating collaborative works since 2017.

The work was recently purchased for the collection through the generous support of Chris and Kathy Parkin.

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Accidentally Surrealist exhibition in the Euan and Ann Sinclair Gallery

Photographs from Te Papa’s collection will respond to the major Surrealism exhibition opening in Toi Art in June

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Work of an important botanist, once thought lost, potentially uncovered in our collections.

Herbarium specimens stored at Te Papa for almost 150 years may be those of German botanist Johannes Fluegge (1775-1816), whose botanical garden was destroyed by French troops in 1813 and botanical collections thought to be lost.

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Curator Modern Art Lizzie Bisley pays tribute to Christchurch artist Bill Hammond.

We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Bill Hammond. Hammond made a huge contribution to New Zealand art over the past 40 years. Best known for his magical, haunting bird paintings, his work has engaged deeply with Aotearoa’s environmental and colonial history.

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