All events in May

4 May 2014

    Celebrate Japanese Children’s Day with carp flag making, origami, and a game of kendama. Photograph yourself in a happi (festival) coat or anime mask.

    Celebrate International Dance Day at Te Papa. Learn a new dance style, or enjoy a performance of dance from around the world. 

9 May 2014


    Textile conservator Anne Peranteau and curator Justine Olsen discuss the Chinese silk and embroidery in Throne of Emperors.


15 May 2014

    In association with the exhibitions China: Throne of emperors and Shi Lu: A revolution in paint, leading curators, historians, and academics discuss ideas around the culture and history of China.

16 May 2014

    Enjoy this series of informal floortalks with curators Justine Olsen and Rebecca Rice, in conversation with special guests in our two China exhibitions.

    Join botany curator Leon Perrie live online to learn
    about ferns. Discover what makes these Kiwi emblems special, and how you can help
    make scientific discoveries.

18 May 2014

23 May 2014

24 May 2014

29 May 2014

    Conservator Tijana Cvetkovic describes the treatment required to prepare Petrus van der Velden’s Marken funeral barge for display in Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa.

30 May 2014

1 June 2014

    Join us for a family fun day of activities inspired by the treasures on display from China. Make shadow puppets and play old and new Chinese games.