Every spring, bar-tailed godwits make the 11,000-kilometre journey from Alaska to New Zealand. Phil Battley talks birds and migration in this month’s Science Express.
In this Angels & Aristocrats floortalk, artist Peter Ireland examines the reasons why religious art fell from favour in the 19th century.
Let the Wellington wind fill your sails.
Hear songstress Ariana Tikao perform from her new album From Dust to Light – a collection of songs inspired by the devastating earthquakes in her home town, Christchurch.
Members of the Wellington Embroiderers’ Guild demonstrate cross stitch, blackwork, and other forms of embroidery seen in the portraits on display in Angels & Aristocrats.
Te Papa Collections Manager Tony Mackle talks about a sense of place in landscape paintings from the 15th to 19th centuries, on display in Angels & Aristocrats.
Join us for our November Christmas Shopping Night at Te Papa Store and Te Papa Kids' Store. Enjoy a special discount on the night, free gift wrapping and a glass of sparkling wine.
Victoria University’s David Maskill gives a gallery talk on selected portraits and landscapes in Angels & Aristocrats.
Art writer and curator Claudia Arozqueta talks about death in Mexican art and popular culture, focusing on Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead.
Bring out your inner puppeteer!
Kids, come and explore Angels & Aristocrats with Te Papa’s framing expert, Matthew O’Reilly, then make a frame for your own favourite art work.
Hear David Kester, former head of Britain’s Design Council, talk about the power of design to transform communities and public services.
Join artist Dick Frizzell for an Angels & Aristocrats floortalk in which he wonders about the evolution of composition in painting.
Angels & Aristocrats curator Mary Kisler reveals the secret symbolism of the clothes and costumes in selected portraits.
Join visiting material-culture specialist Beverly Lemire for an illustrated presentation about the history of the quilt.
Researcher Elizabeth Kay tells the story of the rediscovery and restoration of a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance, on display in Angels & Aristocrats.
Duncan Campbell, of the Australian National University, discusses the politics of collecting objects in China, and how Chinese objects in New Zealand collections might improve cross-cultural understanding.
Explore the late medieval and early Renaissance works in Angels & Aristocrats in this gallery floortalk with art historian Phyllis Mossman.
The Lebanon-born French singer and multi-instrumentalist brings his signature fusion of musical influences to Wellington as part of his Oceania tour.
Romantic-literature specialist Heidi Thomson unravels the connections between Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s secret love and George Dawe’s painting Genevieve.
Get into the spirit and celebrate Wellington's Middle Earth connection.
Soprano Pepe Becker and lute player Stephen Pickett perform Renaissance and early baroque music among the stunning works in Angels & Aristocrats.
Angels & Aristocrats curator Mary Kisler looks at the ways in which some of the show’s religious paintings move beyond mere representation.
Come to Te Papa to hear three of the country’s most esteemed writers read from and discuss their work.
Curator Victoria Robson reveals the surprising stories behind the acquisition of selected paintings from Te Papa’s collection.
Discover the early works of one of 18th-century England’s leading portrait painters with Gainsborough specialist Hugh Belsey.
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