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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).

Exhibition now closed - Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa is now open

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.




Google Art ProjectA 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




Otago Peninsula, Colin McCahon

Collections Online
View works from Toi Te Papa on Collections Online - Te Papa's online collections database.

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Carolina Izzo

Conservation work is undertaken to care for Te Papa's collections.

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