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Arts Accessibility Accolade Award For Te Papa’s Judith Jones

Saturday, 10 October 2020, 10:29 pm | Te Papa

Te Papa visitor host and accessibility advocate Judith Jones has been awarded the 2020 Arts Access Aotearoa Accolade award, to be presented online at Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2020 on Tuesday 13 October. Judith Jones | Photo: Jack Fisher, ... More >>

WOW Exhibition At Te Papa Moved To Dec - Feb

Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 5:38 pm | Te Papa

New dates for World of WearableArt exhibition at Te Papa In response to changes in covid alert levels, Te Papa will host a World of WearableArt exhibition from December 2020 to February 2021, rather than in August and September 2020 as originally planned. ... More >>

Te Papa Partners With Department Of Conservation For Whānau Day 2020

Monday, 10 August 2020, 1:39 pm | Te Papa

To celebrate Conservation Week 2020, Te Papa has partnered with the Department of Conservation for Whānau Day on Sunday 16 August (10am-3pm). Taking place in Te Taiao | Nature, Whānau Day will focus on how New Zealanders can take part in protecting ... More >>

Te Papa’s Dalí And The Surrealists Exhibition Postponed To 2021

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 2:53 pm | Te Papa

Te Papa and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam have agreed to postpone Dalí and the Surrealists until June 2021, as a result of the covid-19 pandemic. Originally due to open this December, the exhibition is being postponed until 2021. It will ... More >>

Te Papa’s Modern Living Exhibition Explores New Zealand’s Unique Design History

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 11:34 am | Te Papa

Te Papa’s Toi Art presents Modern Living: Design in 1950s New Zealand |Te Noho Hou: Te hoahoa i Aotearoa i ngā tau 1950. The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday 22 August and runs until May 2021. Modern Living focuses on a 1950s exhibition ... More >>

Feather Cloak And Helmet Gifted To Captain Cook To Return Permanently To Hawai‘i

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 10:12 am | Te Papa

An ahu ula (feather cloak) and mahiole (feather helmet) gifted to Captain Cook in 1779 are being permanently returned to Hawaii by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. These cherished items were gifts from Hawaiian Chief Kalani‘ōpu‘u ... More >>

Te Papa And Third Culture Minds Stand In Solidarity With The Black Lives Matter

Monday, 29 June 2020, 10:57 am | Te Papa

Te Papa and Third Culture Minds are standing in solidarity with the global Black Lives Matter movement, with an after-hours event Black Lives Matter: Patua te Kaikiri - A Conversation on Culture , on Thursday 2 July 7-10 pm. The event is in response ... More >>

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 >>