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Meet the Loans and Acquisitions Team

Meet the members of the Loans and Acquisitions team who facilitate all incoming and outgoing loan requests as well as internal acquisition proposals.

Sabine Schulte

Senior Advisor Loans and Acquisitions

Sabine Schulte


Sabine Schulte, 2018. Photo by Rachael Hockridge. Te Papa

I’ve been a part of the Te Papa whānau since 2010 and lead the Loans and Acquisitions team.

I’m passionate about sharing the collection and finding ways to connect Te Papa’s taonga to new audiences across Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world.

I love engaging with stakeholders exploring opportunities for how Te Papa might offer more short- and long-term loans as well as identifying potential barriers you may have encountered when borrowing collections from us.

My aim is to continuously provide excellent customer service and for Te Papa to become the go-to Museum for borrowing collections.

Erin McFarlane

Loans and Acquisitions Advisor

Erin McFarlane


Erin McFarlane, 2018. Photo by Rachael Hockridge. Te Papa

I love staying connected to the GLAM sector, and working with the loans team lets me collaborate and share our taonga with other institutions around the country and beyond.

Having worked in institutions both small and large, I understand that no two museums or galleries are the same, and enjoy the opportunity to find solutions and facilitate the best outcomes for our colleagues throughout Aotearoa.

While I studied History, I love working in any area, most recently working with Te Papa's Art team on their new galleries, and I have a particular interest in commissioning and collections law.

Ruby Abraham

Loans and Acquisitions Advisor

Ruby smiling


Ruby Abraham, 2020. Photo by Rachael Hockridge. Te Papa

Working at Te Papa is so fascinating. We have such a diverse and wonderful collection, and it's such a privilege to be in a position at Te Papa where we can share these treasures with Aotearoa, and audiences across the globe.

I love working in a job that is so varied and exciting. It's rewarding to work and connect with such incredibly talented people within the GLAM sector, and it's so satisfying to be able to provide valuable support for those who may experience obstacles when borrowing from Te Papa.

I have a Masters in Museum and Heritage Practice, where I learned just how fundamentally valuable the cultural sector is for communities all over the globe. I adored Te Papa growing up as a young Wellingtonian, so it’s truly great to be a part of such a unique organisation.

Contact Loans and Acquisitions at Te Papa

Feel free to get in touch. We're always happy to help.

Call:      04 381 7000
Email:    loansteam@tepapa.govt.nz
Visit:      tepapa.nz/loans