Previous campaigns

Previous projects and campaigns we have been involved in.

New stereo-microscope for Te Papa's art conservators

Stereo-microscopes are a vital tool in an art conservator’s arsenal and are used to examine the surface of paintings in minute detail. With this microscope, Te Papa’s art conservators are able to discern – and importantly, capture – individual layers that are not visible to the eye. This allows the conservation team to selectively tailor conservation treatments to each layer in every painting. 

A woman looks at an oil painting through a large microscope.

Orchid Research Scholarships

The Foundation sucessfully raised $30,000 in support of the research of Botany Curator Dr. Carlos Lehnebach to identify and understand New Zealand’s rare native orchids.

These funds will provide scholarships for two Masters-level botany students to undertake research into New Zealand native orchids under the tutelage of Dr Lehnebach.

Read more about our work with orchids.