News Ngā pānui

Clear Filters

Re-opening of Te Papa

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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.


Read more

'That Vase' by Dame Robin White and Tamari Cabeikanacea donated to Te Papa

That Vase, 2019 is the most recent collaboration of Dame Robin White and Fijian artist Tamari Cabeikanacea who have been creating collaborative works since 2017.

The work was recently purchased for the collection through the generous support of Chris and Kathy Parkin.

Read more

Accidentally Surrealist exhibition in the Euan and Ann Sinclair Gallery

Photographs from Te Papa’s collection will respond to the major Surrealism exhibition opening in Toi Art in June

Read more

Work of an important botanist, once thought lost, potentially uncovered in our collections.

Herbarium specimens stored at Te Papa for almost 150 years may be those of German botanist Johannes Fluegge (1775-1816), whose botanical garden was destroyed by French troops in 1813 and botanical collections thought to be lost.

Read more

Curator Modern Art Lizzie Bisley pays tribute to Christchurch artist Bill Hammond.

We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Bill Hammond. Hammond made a huge contribution to New Zealand art over the past 40 years. Best known for his magical, haunting bird paintings, his work has engaged deeply with Aotearoa’s environmental and colonial history.

Read more

Exhibition of Surrealist masterpieces opening at Te Papa in June

Te Papa Exhibition Designer Rosanne Kwan and Curator Modern Art Lizzie Bisley offer insights into the Surrealist Art exhibition that will open at in Toi Art in June.

Read more

Digital learning and emotional intelligence

Our Learning Innovation team have been combining 3D modelling and virtual reality to engage students on a highly emotive level, with our Gallipoli exhibition. Learning Innovation Specialist Donald James talks to us about this programme.

Read more

Conservation scholarship awarded to Research Assistant Jennifer Alderton-Moss

Research Assistant and MSc student Jennifer Alderton-Moss has been awarded one of 10 scholarships by the Department of Conservation.

Read more