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February 2021

Te Papa Foundation's contributions help us share vital works for generations to come

On the 8th December 2020, we were fortunate to offer a very special Zui event for our London Te Papa supporters.

Filmed in the heart of the Te Papa's conservation lab, where a number of Rita Angus works were being prepared for exhibition, Lizzie Bisley, Te Papa Modern Art Curator, shared insights from recent research into Rita's work.

Our focus has been on supporting the purchase of these nationally important Rita Angus works on paper for our national collection. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Kent and Gaye Gardner and Paul and Gill Kendrick for their exceptionally generous pledges which they made during this event. Thanks to Roger and Olga Wills who also pledged support at this event.

We are grateful to all those donors who have supported the Rita Angus campaign to date, bringing us closer to ensuring that these works will become part of Te Papa’s collection. acquiring these works ensures they are expertly preserved and made available for generations of kiwi's, in perpetuity. 

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