Toi Te Papa - Exhibition now closed
He toi whakairo, he mana tangata.
Where there is artistic excellence, there is human dignity.
Toi Te Papa Art of the Nation was a major celebration of New Zealand’s rich and diverse artistic heritage. This long-term exhibition showcased hundreds of impressive artworks from Te Papa’s collections.
Iconic works from major artists like Heberley, Goldie, McCahon, Angus, Hotere, Albrecht, and Cotton sat alongside lesser-known treasures. Recurring themes and art movements were explored.
Read the introduction to the exhibition
from Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, former Director, Art and Collection Services (2004–2009).
Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa is Te Papa's new arts experience. All Level 5, as well as the website, now features a new, changing programme of art from the national collection.
Plan your visit to Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa
See the art and read our online magazine
Toi Te Papa ran from October 2004 - June 2012.
A number of Te Papa's art works, objects and Taonga are available in the Google Art project, in high resolution, alongside iconic works from other major institutions around the world.
Te Papa's collection on Google Art Project