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Prime Minister Announces Funding Boost At Te Papa’s Re-opening

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 5:26 pm | Te Papa

At Te Papa today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that the museum will receive an additional $18 million of Crown funding for the financial year 2020/2021 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits Te Papa exhibition Tamatea: He Tūtakinga Tuku Iho ... More >>

Welcome Back To Our Place: Te Papa Re-opens Tomorrow, Thursday 28th May

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 6:09 pm | Te Papa

‘Open’ signage going up on Te Papa’s plinth. Photo: Jack Fisher, Te Papa A karakia will be held tomorrow to re-open Te Papa before visitors begin to enter the building from 10am. Te Papa’s leadership team and a small group of staff will be ... More >>

Welcome Back To Our Place: Te Papa Re-opens Thursday 28 May

Friday, 22 May 2020, 7:36 am | Te Papa

Kellie Tapuae prepares Te Papa for re-opening. Photo credit: Maarten Holl, Te Papa.  Te Papa will begin a phased re-opening from Thursday 28 May. Te Papa board chair Dame Fran Wilde said the Te Papa team was delighted re-open to the public. “Te ... More >>

Te Papa Plans To Re-open Within Two Weeks Of Alert Level Two

Saturday, 9 May 2020, 7:46 am | Te Papa

Te Papa announced today it will open to the public within two weeks of the country’s move to alert level two. This follows announcements from government that museums and galleries can open under that level. Te Papa board chair Dame Fran Wilde said ... More >>

Te Papa Visitors Saturday 14 March: Consider Self-isolating Due To Ruby Princess Passengers

Sunday, 22 March 2020, 10:43 am | Te Papa

Te Papa has new important advice to visitors who were in the museum on Saturday 14 March. If you were: · On the “Introducing Te Papa tour” at 10.15 or 11am on Saturday 14 March; OR · Within one metre of a Te Papa visitor for 15 minutes ... More >>

Te Papa Closes Temporarily To Protect Health Of The Community

Friday, 20 March 2020, 3:34 pm | Te Papa

From 6pm today, Te Papa will be closed to the public. The museum will review the situation after two weeks and advise the public on Friday 3 April of its status. Te Papa’s offices will remain open with staff continuing to work, and following ... More >>

Te Papa Acquires Le Lau Ta’amu Tafea, A Sacred ‘ie Tōga (finemat) From Sāmoa

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 11:31 am | Te Papa

On Friday 28 February 2020, his Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi (Former Head of State of Samoa) will present Le Lau Ta’amu Tafea , a sacred 'ie tōga (fine mat) to Te Papa at a special event. Participants of this ceremony will witness rituals ... More >>

Courtney Johnston will lead Te Papa into a new era

Friday, 13 December 2019, 11:40 am | Te Papa

Courtney Johnston has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Te Papa. Ms Johnston will take up the role in December 2019. More >>

Jacket helps show how Te Papa collects and why

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 2:10 pm | Te Papa

A gang patch jacket from the 1994 film Once Were Warriors will feature in Kei te Kairauhī: 21 ngā Taonga | Curators’ Choice: 21 Things; a mini exhibition exploring how and why Te Papa curators collect. More >>

Te Papa exhibits painting of encounter from Cook’s voyage

Friday, 1 November 2019, 8:41 am | Te Papa

The oldest European painting of Aotearoa New Zealand in Te Papa's collection will go in display in Toi Art, Te Papa’s art gallery, as part of Tamatea: He Tūtakinga Tuku Iho |Legacies of encounter. The exhibition opens on Saturday 9 November. More >>

Powerful photographs of Sāmoan tattooing on show at Te Papa

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 2:42 pm | Te Papa

O ni ata maoae o le tā tatau a Sāmoa oloo faaalia i le Falemātaaga More >>

Geraint Martin to step down as Te Papa’s Chief Executive

Monday, 9 September 2019, 5:36 pm | Te Papa

Te Papa’s Chief Executive Geraint Martin announced today he will step down from the role at the end of the year. More >>

Dame Fran Wilde appointed as Chair of Te Papa’s board

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 5:01 pm | Te Papa

Dame Fran Wilde will chair the board of Te Papa from 1 July 2019. Dame Fran has been a member of the board since 2015 and its Deputy Chair since January 2019. More >>

Increased funding for Te Papa in Budget 2019

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 4:04 pm | Te Papa

Te Papa’s baseline funding from the Crown has been increased by $12.5m a year in this year’s Budget, to support ongoing maintenance of the museum’s buildings, and refresh of exhibitions. More >>

Te Papa art exhibitions focus on NZ in the 60s and 70s

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 5:47 pm | Te Papa

Two exhibitions at Te Papa this winter take viewers back to an era of radical change in New Zealand: The New Photography – Life in the 60s and 70s and Gordon Walters: New Vision. More >>

Sacred ancestral remains return from Germany and Netherlands

Monday, 6 May 2019, 10:39 am | Te Papa

On Sunday 5 May, Te Papa held a private pōwhiri (welcome) to mark the return home of 121 Māori and Moriori ancestral remains from Germany and The Netherlands. More >>

Te Papa extends Gallipoli exhibition to Anzac Day 2022

Thursday, 25 April 2019, 10:58 am | Te Papa

Te Papa announced today that its ground-breaking exhibition Gallipoli: The scale of our war will remain at the museum for at least three more years, and will not close before Anzac Day, 25 April, 2022. More >>

Terracotta Warriors exhibition doubles visitor target

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 10:33 am | Te Papa

Te Papa’s exhibition Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality has attracted twice as many visitors as originally planned, with 198,021 people having seen the exhibition since it opened on 15 December. More >>

Opening announced for Te Papa’s ground-breaking nature zone

Monday, 18 February 2019, 9:10 am | Te Papa

The biggest change to Te Papa since the museum opened will be unveiled to the public on 11 May 2019. Te Taiao Nature, Te Papa’s brand new $12 million nature zone, is a bold and immersive journey through the natural world of Aotearoa New Zealand, combining ... More >>

‘Breathtaking’ Terracotta Warriors opens tomorrow at Te Papa

Friday, 14 December 2018, 4:17 pm | Te Papa

‘Breathtaking’ Terracotta Warriors opens tomorrow at Te Papa Following an incredible 200 strong karakia and pōwhiri, Te Papa’s landmark Terracotta Warriors exhibition will officially open to the public tomorrow Saturday 15 December. The ancient terracotta ... More >>