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Te Papa open again from Saturday 20 August

Friday, 19 August 2016, 3:05 pm | Te Papa

Te Papa will be open again at 10am on Saturday 20 August, after a sprinkler activation on Wednesday night closed the museum on Thursday and Friday. More >>

Te Papa remains closed after sprinkler activation

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 3:26 pm | Te Papa

Te Papa will be closed on Friday 19 August, after a sprinkler activation on Wednesday night. Sprinklers activated in Te Papa’s ground floor and first floor foyers for a short period around 8pm on Wednesday 17 August. More >>

Te Papa announces Mahuki innovation teams

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 10:13 am | Te Papa

Mahuki, an innovation hub within the national museum has opened its doors to ten entrepreneurial teams. They will respond with digital solutions, to challenges faced by Te Papa and other cultural service providers across New Zealand and the world. ... More >>

Wellington Council supports Te Papa’s innovation incubator

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 12:48 pm | Te Papa

Yesterday Mahuki opened its doors to ten entrepreneurial teams who have been tasked to respond with digital solutions, to challenge sets faced by Te Papa and other cultural service providers across New Zealand and the world. More >>

Singlet withdrawn from sale

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10:05 am | Te Papa

Singlet withdrawn from sale Cordy’s auction house has confirmed today that it will not be proceeding with the sale of a singlet, described as the one worn by Peter Snell in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Te Papa has been unable to satisfy itself as to ... More >>

Te Papa buys Peter Snell singlet

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 12:33 pm | Te Papa

Te Papa has purchased the singlet worn by Peter Snell at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics at an auction this morning at Cordy’s auction house in Auckland. More >>

Te Papa buys panoramic pageant of Cook’s Pacific voyages

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 10:19 am | Te Papa

A rare panoramic wallpaper depicting scenes from Captain Cook’s Pacific voyages has been purchased by Te Papa for the national art collection. More >>

Te Papa hosts biggest Kaumātua Kapa Haka yet

Monday, 20 June 2016, 2:46 pm | Te Papa

Over 500 Kaumātua (elders) from around Aotearoa will be taking to the stage this weekend, performing tribal waiata and haka in the biggest Kaumātua Kapa Haka yet. More >>

Te Papa welcomes Māori and Moriori remains

Monday, 30 May 2016, 10:19 am | Te Papa

Media release: Te Papa welcomes Māori and Moriori remains from Smithsonian Institution and UK museums More >>

Te Papa to welcome Māori and Moriori remains

Monday, 23 May 2016, 2:29 pm | Te Papa

The remains of sixty Māori and Moriori individuals, returning from museums and private collections, will be welcomed onto Te Papa's marae at 1pmon Friday 27 May. More >>

Matariki events to feed the soul this winter

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 12:16 pm | Te Papa

Celebrations for Matariki, the Māori New Year, kick off across Wellington’s galleries and museums on 2 June this year. More >>

Te Papa’s free resources help children learn about Matariki

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 11:25 am | Te Papa

Schools and early childhood centres have a new resource to help children celebrate Matariki, the Māori New Year. More >>

Te Papa innovation hub reaches for the stars

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 12:05 pm | Te Papa

On Wednesday 20 April, Te Papa will launch its innovation hub, Mahuki - innovation powered by Te Papa. More >>

Spectacular Hawai'i ceremony welcomes cloak and helmet

Friday, 18 March 2016, 11:44 am | Te Papa

An elaborate ceremony is underway in Hawai’i today welcome home the feather ‘ahu ‘ula (cloak) and mahiole (helmet) being loaned by Te Papa to Honolulu’s Bishop Museum. The items were gifted by Hawaiian Chief Kalaniopu’u to Captain Cook in ... More >>

Te Papa secures rare suffragette medal

Friday, 26 February 2016, 10:36 am | Te Papa

A rare bravery medal awarded to New Zealander Frances Parker has been secured by Te Papa in an auction overnight. More >>

Te Papa to return treasures to Hawai'i

Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 12:28 pm | Te Papa

A priceless feather cloak and helmet gifted to Captain Cook in 1779 are being returned to Hawai’i by Te Papa. More >>

Magic of DreamWorks Animation lands at Te Papa

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 12:17 pm | Te Papa

Magic of DreamWorks Animation lands at Te Papa Visitors to Te Papa can lose themselves in the extraordinary worlds of Po the Panda, Shrek the Ogre and Alex the Lion, when DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition opens on Saturday. Showcasing over twenty years ... More >>

Te Papa celebrates 150 years of NZ’s national museum

Monday, 7 December 2015, 4:32 pm | Te Papa

Te Papa is celebrating 150 years since the founding of the Colonial Museum in 1865, which evolved into today’s Te Papa. On December 8th 1865, the Colonial Museum was founded in Wellington by scientist and collector James Hector, who later gave his ... More >>

Te Papa celebrates a record-breaking year

Friday, 20 November 2015, 10:48 am | Te Papa

Te Papa has had one of its most successful years since opening, as detailed in the museum’s 2014/15 Annual Report , tabled in Parliament yesterday. More >>

Photography focus in Te Papa’s new art season

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 10:32 am | Te Papa

The largest photography exhibition Te Papa has ever held will open tomorrow, as part of the new season of Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa . More >>

 

 

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