Te Papa is closed until further notice. Te Papa Covid-19 coronavirus information
Kua aukati a Te Papa kia puta rā anō he pānui. He mōhiohio nā Te Papa mō Covid-19 huaketokarauna
Go on a journey through Te Papa looking for the koru, finding it used in various places and in surprising contexts. This experience includes a visit to the collection stores to see paintings by Gordon Walters.
To protect against the risk of covid-19, education visits aren’t happening until further notice.
This programme visits the whare nui, Te Hau ki Tūranga, where koru are found in the kōwhaiwhai panels on the roof and are an important and powerful Māori symbol.
This is followed by a visit to the galleries in Toi Art to see how the koru is used by contemporary artists.
Finally, we will have the special opportunity to go back of house, to the painting collection stores, to see how the koru was used by the artist Gordon Walters in his large scale Koru paintings.
Please note that this programme involves curators and collection managers and so we will only have a set number of sessions available per term. Book in quick to ensure you get your session!
Wed 11 March, 10–11.30am
Tue 17 March, 10–11.30am
Wed 25 March, 10–11.30am
Wed 1 April, 10–11.30am
Wed 8 April, 10–11.30am