New book: New Zealand Art at Te Papa

A survey of Te Papa’s treasure trove of New Zealand art

New Zealand Art at Te Papa

Edited by Mark Stocker

Publication date: October 2018
NZ RRP (incl. GST): $75.00
Extent: 376 pages
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-9941460-3-8

Buy the book at the Te Papa Store

Te Papa holds New Zealand’s national art collection, whose origins date back to 1865 and the establishment of the then Colonial Museum (later the Dominion and then the National Museum). Built up over the years by a succession of directors and curators, the collection’s 40,000 works track New Zealand history and the art movements within it. In this generous book, Te Papa’s curators and a wide range of other expert art writers showcase the strengths of the New Zealand art collection by discussing around 270 works. From very early colonial work through to recent acquisitions, and including photography, their essays offer insights into the art, the artists and the context and issues that drove them. The book is complemented by biographies of all the featured artists, making it a valuable resource.

About the editor

Dr Mark Stocker is an art historian whose research is in late eighteenth to early-mid-twentieth century art, particularly British and New Zealand art and especially sculpture, public monuments and numismatics (coins and medals). He has a broader interest in Victorian and Edwardian art and Art Deco. His current research includes Queen Victoria statuary in New Zealand, the sculpture of Kathleen Scott (widow of Scott of the Antarctic) and New Zealand’s coinage.

Publication date: October 2018
NZ RRP (incl. GST): $75.00
Extent: 376 pages
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-9941460-3-8

Buy the book at Te Papa Store