13 December 2017 – It’s not every day you get to name a giant prehistoric penguin after your mother. But that was the rare privilege enjoyed by Te Papa curator Alan Tennyson, as reported today in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications.
Te Papa’s Mahuki teams showcase technology innovations for the culture sector
17 November 2017 – Last night, eight entrepreneurial teams from Te Papa’s Mahuki technology incubator unveiled business propositions which provide digital solutions to challenges faced by cultural organisations worldwide. Several of the innovations have already been picked up and are being used by local organisations, including Te Papa.
Te Papa’s ‘ICON’ catering selected as Parliament’s catering provider
10 November 2017 – Te Papa is pleased to announce that its catering arm ‘ICON Catering’ has been awarded the Parliamentary Service catering contract and will begin providing services from January 2018.
Pacific Sisters, Lisa Walker, Tiffany Singh feature in Te Papa’s new art gallery – opens March 2018
12 October 2017 – Fierce Pacific fashion, jewellery made out of skateboards and cellphones, a flood of colour, and a place to stand – Te Papa has unveiled four of the five exhibitions to feature in its new art gallery, Toi Art, opening March 2018.
Gisborne iwi Rongowhakaata’s exhibition opened today at Te Papa with 600 strong pōwhiri
29 September 2017 – Te Papa’s eighth iwi exhibition, Ko Rongowhakaata: The Story of Light and Shadow opened today following an early morning karakia (blessing), and a pōwhiri (ceremony) which attracted over 600 guests from all over New Zealand.
Gisborne iwi Rongowhakaata’s exhibition opens at Te Papa end of September
18 September 2017 – The major new exhibition Ko Rongowhakaata: The Story of Light and Shadow, which showcases the dramatic stories, histories, treasured taonga and the exceptional artistry of the Gisborne iwi, will open at Te Papa on Friday 29 September.
Choose your learning adventure at Te Papa in the July school holidays
26 June 2017 – Te Papa’s new innovative learning lab, Hīnātore, is hosting a school holiday learning programme during the July holidays that will see kids creating their own claymation movies, inventing a new musical instrument, building worlds in virtual reality, and developing a game from scratch.
22 May 2017 – Manchester Museum, part of the University of Manchester, and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa are pleased to announce that the repatriation of a Moriori jawbone will take place today.
18 May 2017 – The Ubersee Museum Bremen Germany and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa are pleased 44 Moriori and Māori ancestral remains are returning to Aotearoa New Zealand with the support of the City of Bremen.
17 May 2017 – Whānau, kai, storytelling and learning will feature in Matariki Rising, a 10-day festival which kicks off with an iconic public event on the waterfront and culminates in the popular Kaumātua Kapa Haka performance.
15 May 2017 – The Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa are pleased three Māori ancestral remains are returning to Aotearoa New Zealand with the support of the Swedish Government.
Mk Haley to ignite imagination through talks at Te Papa
27 April 2017 – Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Florida State University and Creative Program Manager at Walt Disney's Imagineering, Mk Haley, will be delivering a series of talks hosted by Mahuki, Te Papa’s innovation hub.
Emotional pōwhiri as Te Papa welcomes Sir Peter Snell
18 April 2017 – An emotional Sir Peter Snell said today that gifting objects to Te Papa was an ‘amazing’ experience that helped ‘ease the guilt’ the sporting legend has felt for basing himself overseas.
Explore virtual realities in Te Papa Talks event this weekend
16 March 2017 – Te Papa Talks: Virtual Realities is a four-day public programme of events which will see experts from Australia and New Zealand host talks, workshops, and demonstrations of the ways virtual and augmented reality is changing our world.
Last chance to see Ngāti Toa Rangatira taonga and stories of Wellington at Te Papa
21 February 2017 – Wellingtonians and visitors to the capital have just a few more weeks to explore the taonga of Ngāti Toa Rangatira through Te Papa’s Whiti Te Rā! The story of Ngāti Toa Rangatira Exhibition, which closes to the public on March 17.