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Te Papa appoints new Chief Executive

Monday, 10 November 2014, 9:09 am | Te Papa

The Board and Chairman of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa are pleased to announce the appointment of Rick Ellis as the new Chief Executive for the museum. More >>

Te Papa to showcase unique story of Shrek the sheep

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 12:42 pm | Te Papa

The children of Central Otago’s Tarras School will be in Wellington tomorrow to see their favourite southern rogue, Shrek the sheep, make his debut at the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. More >>

Te Papa Pays Tribute to Pioneering Art Scholar

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 9:00 am | Te Papa

Te Papa Pays Tribute to a Pioneering Art Scholar and Valued Mentor It is with great sadness that Te Papa acknowledges the death of Professor Jonathan Mane-Wheoki (CNZM), the national museum’s Head of Arts & Visual Culture. One of New Zealand’s ... More >>

Tyrannosaurs surprise and delight in new exhibition

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 2:44 pm | Te Papa

Cutting edge technology has been combined with the latest research for Tyrannosaurs - Meet the Family ; opening Saturday 27 September 2014 at Te Papa. An immersive multimedia experience for visitors of all ages, it showcases the latest revisions of the tyrannosaur’s ... More >>

Hundreds of artworks, hours of inspiration

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 12:46 pm | Te Papa

Spectacular light installations, avant-garde Russian painting, modern Māori art and intimate portraits from New Zealand’s colonial past are just some of the remarkable artworks on show for visitors to the new season of Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa . More >>

Te Papa to display extraordinary artworks destined for UN

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 3:12 pm | Te Papa

Te Papa to display extraordinary New Zealand artworks destined for the United Nations Visitors to Te Papa will have a rare opportunity to experience a unique exhibition of tukutuku panels reflecting New Zealand stories, values and traditions, before ... More >>

Te Papa reinforces its commitment to science

Friday, 27 June 2014, 2:32 pm | Te Papa

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is delighted by the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage’s appointment of Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister, to its Board. More >>

Age no barrier to performing at Kaumātua Kapa Haka

Friday, 27 June 2014, 10:45 am | Te Papa

Up to 300 performers between the ages of 50 and 98 will take part in the New Zealand Post Kaumātua Kapa Haka at Te Papa this weekend (28 and 29 June 2014). The ten kapa haka groups performing on Saturday and Sunday come from as far away as Auckland and ... More >>

Sharing WWI memories and memorabilia with NZers

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 2:35 pm | Te Papa

In July, the world marks the centenary of the beginning of World War I. New Zealand’s museums hold many memories of wartime through the objects in their collections. Now they can join together to create a collaborative, virtual exhibition that informs ... More >>

Te Papa and Human Rights Commission team up

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 10:05 am | Te Papa

Te Papa and New Zealand’s Human Rights Commission will work together to promote human dignity and rights awareness. An inaugural Memorandum of Understanding is being signed at Te Papa today by Chief Human Rights Commissioner David Rutherford and Arapata ... More >>

Free Access to 30,000 High-Res Images from collections

Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 3:02 pm | Te Papa

Te Papa has made 30,000 high quality, high resolution images available for free download from its Collections Online website, collections.tepapa.govt.nz , as part of its commitment to providing open access licensing to images of the national collections. More >>

Queen’s Birthday Honour for Te Papa’s Leading Art Scholar

Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 9:20 am | Te Papa

Te Papa congratulates Professor Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, Head of Arts & Visual Culture at New Zealand’s national museum, on his appointment as Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM). More >>

Ancient DNA ends Aussie claim to kiwi origins

Friday, 23 May 2014, 10:57 am | Te Papa

Australia can no longer lay claim to the origins of the iconic New Zealand kiwi following University of Adelaide research published in the journal Science today showing the kiwi’s closest relative is not the emu as was previously thought. More >>

Joint Effort to Return Te Pahi Medal to New Zealand

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 3:30 pm | Te Papa

Te Papa And Auckland Museum Work Together to Return Te Pahi Medal to New Zealand More >>

Extraordinary Exhibitions Showcase China at Te Papa

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 1:54 pm | Te Papa

Centuries-old imperial treasures rarely seen outside of China, and a glimpse into the life of a unique modern artist with an uncompromising vision, are showcased in two extraordinary exhibitions opening only at Te Papa. More >>

Te Papa Ceremony to Mark Success of Tainui Exhibition

Friday, 28 February 2014, 1:53 pm | Te Papa

Representatives from Tainui, one of New Zealand’s largest tribal groupings, will gather at Te Papa to celebrate the success of their exhibition Tai timu, tai pari, Tainui: Journey of a people, during a special closing ceremony this Sunday (2 March ... More >>

Huakina He taonga mai i Te Papa – Unpacked Treasures

Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 2:49 pm | Te Papa

A powerful painting depicting a pivotal moment in Northland’s history will take pride of place in a new drive to give the region’s residents greater access to treasures from Te Papa. More >>

Digital learning expert Deborah Howes comes to New Zealand

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 12:15 pm | Te Papa

This November, museum and gallery educators should prepare to be inspired by Deborah Howes, Director of Digital Learning at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. In partnership with Te Papa’s National Services Te Paerangi, and with support from the Museum ... More >>

Football Fever Catches on at Te Papa

Tuesday, 19 November 2013, 5:54 pm | Te Papa

Te Papa is giving football fans in Wellington the chance to immerse themselves in the perilous past of New Zealand's fierce Mexican opponents. The two-for-one bonus means anyone who buys an adult ticket to Te Papa’s Aztecs: Conquest and Glory exhibition ... More >>

Aztec objects on show in New Zealand for the first time ever

Wednesday, 25 September 2013, 12:51 pm | Te Papa

An exhibition telling the glorious, dramatic and ultimately tragic story of the Aztec empire, opens at Te Papa this weekend. More than 200 treasured artefacts have been collected from museums throughout Mexico to go on show in New Zealand for the first ... More >>



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