From ancient taonga to virtual reality: iwi innovation in heritage preservation
20 November 2015 - Iwi from around the country have gathered in Whakatane to share behind-the-scenes insights from iwi heritage projects, from “bricks and mortar” cultural centres, to digital repositories and travelling exhibitions.
Te Papa to change opening hours in response to visitor trends
27 October 2015 - Te Papa to change opening hours in response to visitor trends In response to consistently low visitor numbers during its late night time slot, Te Papa will no longer be open late on Thursday nights, effective from Christmas 2015.
Te Papa’s Air New Zealand exhibition prepares to take flight
July 2015 - Te Papa will say farewell to its hugely popular Air New Zealand 75 Years: Our nation. The world. Connected at the end of the week as it prepares to depart for Auckland, where it will be on show later in the year.
Behind the Scenes Magic of DreamWorks Animation to Shine at Te Papa this Summer
14 August 2015 - Te Papa is proud to announce that it will be the exclusive New Zealand home to its blockbuster summer show - DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, showcasing over twenty-years of travelling zoo animals, green ogres and flying dragons.
25 July 2015 - Te Papa threw open the doors of its Tory Street storehouse on Saturday July 25, welcoming 2,324 lucky visitors. Thousands more visited Te Papa on the waterfront, where special tours took people to the back of house areas, normally closed to the public.
Tauranga Art Gallery to showcase illustrations from Te Papa’s Buller’s Birds
12 June 2015 - A Te Papa art exhibition showcasing the illustrations from New Zealand’s most famous book on native birds, opens at the Tauranga Art Gallery tomorrow. The six week exhibition Buller’s Birds:The art of Keulemans and Buchanan displays illustrations used in Walter Buller’s iconic 1873 book, A History of New Zealand Birds and its smaller spin-off, Manual of the Birds of New Zealand.
Exhibit uncovers the contraceptive collection of Dame Margaret Sparrow
29 May 2015 - Te Papa has opened a new exhibit to showcase the recently acquired collection of Dame Margaret Sparrow – one of New Zealand’s pioneering specialists and advocates on contraception and sexual health.
Remains of mummified Tainui child to return home after 100 years
May 2015 - More than 100 hundred years after being taken from its burial cave, the mummified remains of a high ranking child belonging to the Tainui iwi is returning home from Austria, Te Papa announced today.
Second Building Gallipoli video introduces New Zealanders featured in upcoming exhibition
30 March 2015 - The second Building Gallipoli video released this evening introduces the ordinary New Zealanders in extraordinary circumstances at Gallipoli who are being brought to life in Te Papa’s new exhibition.