School programme at Hīnātore | Learning Lab, 2016. Photograph by "Michael O'Neill". Te Papa

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SINCE ITS BEGINNINGS

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IN A SINGLE YEAR

70,000

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BY TE PAPA CONSERVATORS 

News

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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Exhibition of Surrealist masterpieces opening at Te Papa in June

Te Papa Exhibition Designer Rosanne Kwan and Curator Modern Art Lizzie Bisley offer insights into the Surrealist Art exhibition that will open at in Toi Art in June.

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Digital learning and emotional intelligence

Our Learning Innovation team have been combining 3D modelling and virtual reality to engage students on a highly emotive level, with our Gallipoli exhibition. Learning Innovation Specialist Donald James talks to us about this programme.

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Conservation scholarship awarded to Research Assistant Jennifer Alderton-Moss

Research Assistant and MSc student Jennifer Alderton-Moss has been awarded one of 10 scholarships by the Department of Conservation.

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