To understand and treasure the past, to enrich the present, and to meet the challenges of the future.
- Extraordinary experiences, new knowledge, and new connections.
- Healing, reconciliation, and empowerment.
- A thriving natural environment.
Transforming museum practice by centring Māori and communities in the care, understanding, and sharing of their taonga
mātaurangaMāori knowledge, and kōrero
Upholding the mana
manaprestige, authority, importance, power of all cultures and communities.
Exploring our relationships with each other, as Tangata Whenua
Tangata WhenuaIndigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand and Tangata Tiriti
Tangata TiritiPeople of the Treaty, in this unique place. Offering a place to stand and a uniquely Aotearoa New Zealand experience.
Strengthening New Zealanders’ sense of belonging and identity.
Exploring our relationships with Papatūānuku
Papatūānukuearth mother, our environment.
Empowering New Zealanders to care for, protect, and restore Aotearoa’s environment and biodiversity.
A Tiriti-based museum, where a collective commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Te Tiriti o WaitangiTreaty of Waitangi is fostered and Māori exercise tino rangitiratanga
Find out more
See the Annual Report and key documents for Te Papa’s Annual Reports, Statements of Intent, and Statements of Performance Expectations.
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