2022 Gala - CANCELLED


Unfortunately, due to ongoing uncertainty around Covid-19 restrictions, we have had to cancel our inaugural fundraising gala -

Couture of the Absurd

 In partnership with 


In it's place, we are hosting our 'Spring Fling of the Curious and the Absurd' on

Saturday, September 10 2022.

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Foundation events are an opportunity to contribute to the important work we do, while sharing an exceptional evening with like-minded individuals.

Te Papa is a diverse museum which has a meaningful impact within the Science, Art, learning, Culture and Museum sectors across Aotearoa. However, there is always more work which could be done and more New Zealander's who could be reached.  The events are an example of the tireless work The Foundation does to enrich and extend this work, with all proceeds from the events going towards the cause. 

We hope you will join us on this journey....