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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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Discover is the place to learn all about Te Papa's Collections Online and discover all that Te Papa has to offer from our Blog and Channel and Arts Te Papa.
Get an overview of Te Papa's collection areas, and start your journey exploring over 500,000 collection items.
Find out more about this aumakua hulu manu (feathered image) of Kūkā`ilimoku, a Hawaiian war god.
Do you recognise New Zealand in the 1800s and 1900s? Guess where these images by historic photographers Muir & Moodie and the Burton Brothers were taken.
Hei tiki (pendants in human form) are the best-known Māori adornment. They are often heirlooms that embody the wearer’s lineage.
Research Librarian, Martin Lewis, explains why he’s been losing his marbles over marbling…
27 Apr 2017
Te Papa Blog
Mātauranga Māori curator Dougal Austin offers an indigenous perspective on first contact between Māori and Cook’s men in Tamatea (Dusky Sound).
24 Apr 2017
Finding a new resident bird species is the holy grail for many birdwatchers. Find out more about our new residents, the herald petrel and red-footed booby, and how they were spotted.
28 Sep 2016
New technology is making it easier than ever to offer everyone a glimpse behind the scenes at Te Papa. Come back of house with us and see the collections that are usually hidden away.
13 Oct 2016
Fossils – just dusty old curiosities? Hear how technology can unlock the secrets of life on Earth from these natural time capsules.
Te Papa Channel
From Crown Lynn collectibles to fashionable mid-century furniture, objects and designs from the 1950s and 1960s continue to exert a powerful fascination.
From local paddocks to packed stadiums, we’ve always taken snaps of our national game. Here are some of our favourites from Te Papa’s collection.
Exquisite European art and objects reveal how the Church, trade, and innovation influenced what was once considered the height of affluence.
Arts Te Papa
Off the Wall is a quarterly online art magazine of New Zealand art commentary, artist interviews, and the latest arts videos and audio.
This exhibition brings together paintings, prints, and cultural treasures to explore the art of adornment in Māori and Pacific cultures.