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Explore 800,000 artworks, taonga, photographs, collection objects, and botanical and zoological specimens from Te Papa’s collections. Learn about different cultures – or your own! – or find inspiration for your own artworks.
Collections Online is how you can spend time with Aotearoa’s taonga from the comfort of your bed.
Our collection areas cover Taonga Māori, Pacific Cultures, New Zealand History, Photography, Art, Botany, and Zoology. These topics are complemented by over 190,000 images, with over 60,000 available for high-resolution download.
Whether you want to find photos of cats, dive into contemporary art, or browse scientific specimens, How to search on Collections Online offers lots of tips to help you get what you want (so long as we have it in our collection!).
Paris Collage Collective are a group that “through collaborations and creative projects ... want to help build meaningful connections between likeminded people that go further than likes and shares”. They post new, frequently surreal and humorous submissions each day, and often use our collection items.
Use the slow movement of the images as a meditative experience, or a new way to appreciate the detail of some the collections’ images. Try it on your phone with headphones, or with a group on a big screen.
So what are you waiting for? This puppy needs company.