Toi moko information Toi moko history What is a Toi moko? Why were Toi moko made? How were Toi moko preserved? Was facial tattooing common practice? What do Toi moko look like? Who were the prominent collectors of Toi moko? Trade of Toi moko How were Captain Cook's voyages involved? Where did Toi moko go, and why? When was the trade of Māori ancestral remains banned? What effect did the ban have on the trade of Toi moko? Te Papa's repatriation of Toi moko What repatriation research is Te Papa doing at the moment? How many Toi moko have already been repatriated from overseas? How many Toi moko remain overseas? What happens when Toi moko return to New Zealand? How does Te Papa return the Toi moko to their origins within New Zealand? Does Te Papa carry out scientific research?