Te Papa Welcomes Venice Biennale Piano to Collection
5 December 2011 - Following its success at la Biennale di Venezia and seasons in Paris and Christchurch, He Korero Purakau mo te Awanui o te Motu: story of a New Zealand river by Michael Parekowhai will be welcomed into the national art collection in 2012.
2 November 2011 - Conservators and curators at Te Papa have called in expert advice from a veterinary anatomy academic as they prepare the skeleton of New Zealand’s most famous race horse, Phar Lap, to be redisplayed in early 2012.
25 October 2011 - The story of Ngati Toa chief Te Rauparaha and whether or not he was going to live or die is now etched in the hearts of visitors around the world, following the hugely successful Ka Mate exhibition at Te Papa.
9 September 2011 - Te Papa Picture Library and the Brian Brake Estate, with the support of Image Lab and Trade Me have organised an online charity auction to raise funds for the Red Cross Canterbury Earthquake Appeal Fund.
27 August 2011 - Students from Te Wharekura o te Kaokaoroa o Pātetere in Putāruru have been working hard to produce stunning artworks to be displayed in Te Papa from Saturday 3rd September until June 2012.
12 July 2011 - On 30 June 2011, Te Papa released its annual scholarly journal, Tuhinga, online for the first time. The complete contents of this year’s issue and the previous 4 issues have been published online by Te Papa Press through Te Papa’s Collections Online.
Oceania: An Unprecedented Glimpse into the Soul of the Pacific
8 June 2011 - Oceania, an exhibition celebrating the vibrant cultural and artistic life of Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific region, will be displayed at both Te Papa and City Gallery Wellington from 6 August through to 6 November 2011.
Treaty Debates 2011 at Te Papa - New Challenges going forward
18 January 2011 - Returning for its seventh consecutive year to Te Papa, this highly anticipated series of debates will explore the Treaty of Waitangi in the light of proposed changes to the foreshore and seabed legislation, and power sharing in the 21st century.