2014 News and media releases
Tukutuku panels ready to go to the United Nations in New York
3 November 2014 - More than forty tukutuku panels will be shipped to New York this month as they start their journey from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa to the United Nations Headquarters where they will be permanently installed.
Te Papa’s leading art scholar receives royal recognition
22 August 2014 - Te Papa wholeheartedly congratulates Professor Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, Head of Arts & Visual Culture at New Zealand’s national museum, who received the Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) during an investiture ceremony at Government House in Auckland this week.
Te Papa to display extraordinary New Zealand artworks destined for the United Nations
1 July 2014 - Visitors to Te Papa will have a rare opportunity to experience a unique exhibition of tukutuku panels reflecting New Zealand stories, values and traditions, before they are installed at the United Nations’ Headquarters in New York.
New Zealand Birds Online: A year on, our favourite bird revealed?
6 June 2014 - New Zealand Birds Online has celebrated its first anniversary! In the twelve months since the site went live, 264,000 have visited to learn more about Aotearoa’s 461 bird species, and to identify those they’ve spotted frolicking in our gardens, beaches, mountains and forests.
Free Access to 30,000 high-resolution images from Te Papa’s digital collections
3 June 2014 - Te Papa has made 30,000 high quality, high resolution images available for free download from its Collections Online website, collections.tepapa.govt.nz,as part of its commitment to providing open access licensing to images of the national collections.
Te Papa ceremony to mark success of Tainui exhibition
26 February 2014 - Representatives from Tainui, one of New Zealand’s largest tribal groupings, will gather at Te Papa to celebrate the success of their exhibition Tai timu, tai pari, Tainui: Journey of a people, during a special closing ceremony this Sunday (2 March 2014).