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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 >>

Te Papa brings colonial masterpiece home to New Zealand

Monday, 26 October 2015, 11:23 am | Te Papa

A rare and historically significant painting set in Taranaki during New Zealand’s land wars will go on display to the public in its new home at Te Papa next week. More >>

International human rights museum experts meeting at Te Papa

Monday, 21 September 2015, 11:55 am | Te Papa

International experts from around the globe will gather at Te Papa tomorrow for the 2015 Federation of International Human Rights Museums conference. More >>

Te Papa to acquire Simon Denny “Secret Power”

Saturday, 5 September 2015, 10:06 am | Te Papa

Te Papa is to purchase four art works by contemporary New Zealand artist Simon Denny, which are part of his acclaimed Secret Power exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale. More >>

Te Papa one of Lonely Planet’s top 500 places on the planet

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 4:25 pm | Te Papa

Te Papa is one of nine New Zealand destinations named in Lonely Planet’s top 500 places on the planet. More >>

Behind the Scenes Magic of DreamWorks Animation

Friday, 14 August 2015, 9:26 am | Te Papa

Te Papa is proud to announce that it will be the exclusive New Zealand home to its blockbuster summer show -DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, showcasing over twenty-years of travelling zoo animals, green ogres and flying dragons. More >>

 

 

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