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28 November 2014
Te Papa’s annual report, tabled in Parliament, shows the national museum is in sound shape heading into a busy 2015, Te Papa’s Board Chair Evan Williams says.
“It’s been a challenging year for Te Papa, but it’s finished the year in much better shape than when it started and is progressing to new levels of capability and performance,” Mr Williams says.
Te Papa ended the year with a cash surplus of $4 million and a deficit of $8.7 million as a result of the costs associated with maintaining and upgrading its buildings and infrastructure.
“This result represents a turnaround of $5.3 million from the forecast deficit risk advised to the Board in January and reflects the actions taken by the Board and Te Papa’s leadership team. I especially want to acknowledge the unflinching professionalism and hard work of Te Papa’s staff over the past year.
“In the year ahead whilst we will continue to work with Government to secure ongoing funding for depreciation of our buildings, we are also looking at ways to increase revenue from commercial activities and sponsorships.
“Record attendance at the Tyrannosaurs exhibition has already contributed to a strong start to the 2015 year, with first quarter delivery ahead of targets. 2015 is going to be a hugely uplifting year for Te Papa as it advances its vision to change hearts, change minds and change lives. Under the leadership of newly appointed Chief Executive Rick Ellis we will be unveiling our Gallipoli exhibition developed in collaboration with world-renowned Weta Workshop, advancing plans for a national collections, storage, exhibition and educational facility in Manukau, and pursuing a greater drive to extend Te Papa’s physical and digital reach to all New Zealanders.”
Rachael Bruce, Senior Communications Adviser
Phone: +64 29 601 0010 or +64 4 381 7071
Te Papa by the numbers for 2013/14:
The annual report is available for download on the Legislation and Accountability page of our website.
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