Tijana Cvetkovic, Conservator Paintings examines Waterfall in Dusky Bay with Maori canoe, by William Hodges, circa 1775, oil on panel. Te Papa (2019-0003-1) Photo by Mark Tantrum Photography, July 2019. Te Papa

Te Papa Foundation's contributions

Help us share vital works for generations to come

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‘Our mission is to enable Te Papa to study, preserve, enrich and share New Zealand’s national collections. Our support brings this work to the widest possible audience, at a time when this has never been more vital.’


Dayle, Lady Mace | Foundation Chair

SINCE ITS BEGINNINGS

2,500

NEW SPECIES HAVE BEEN
DISCOVERED BY TE PAPA

IN A SINGLE YEAR

70,000

HOURS OF LEARNING WERE DELIVERED 

TO KIWI KIDS AT TE PAPA

OVER

1,700

ARTWORKS HAVE BEEN TREATED

BY TE PAPA CONSERVATORS 

News

Foundation UK's first in-person event in two years

A cocktail and canape event was held in London on Friday 15th October, the first in-person event for the UK Te Papa Foundation for two years. Generously hosted at the home of Craig Fenton and Meredith Townsley-Fenton, we were joined by 30 guests who enjoyed delicious canapes made by food blogger Meredith and a mixologist providing freshly-made cocktails.

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Chris and Kathy Parkin host donor event in Martinborough

In early November we held an intimate garden event in Martinborough with the support of Chris and Kathy Parkin, who recently gifted the Foundation a significant piece of art -  ‘That Vase’ by Dame Robin White.

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Te Papa staff accolades

A new genus of clubmosses and influential alumni connect staff both past and present at Te Papa

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Re-opening of Te Papa

We reflect on the re-opening of the museum after 2021's lockdown period.

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Patridge Jewellers - Six generations of sparkling contributions

Partridge Jewellers have come on board as our named partner for our annual major event. Here we talk to Managing Director, Grant Partridge, about the legacy of this iconic brand and the importance of these partnerships.

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Te Papa Chef's Showcase

See the decadent five course degustation the Te Papa chefs recently put together for a special Foundation dinner. It certainly made us feel extremely lucky to have such world-class culinary talent at our fingertips.


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