Corporate partnerships Hononga kaipakihi

Join the range of public and private organisations in mutually rewarding partnerships with Te Papa.

Te Papa enjoys mutually rewarding relationships with a range of partners, including government agencies, iwi

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, businesses, and other public and private organisations.

Become a partner

Te Papa is New Zealand’s national museum, renowned for being bicultural, scholarly, innovative and fun.  At Te Papa we love to work with likeminded individuals and organisations that share our passion and commitment to delivering world class exhibitions and innovative experiences.

We have a flexible approach to creating strong and enduring partnerships and work with a wide range of businesses. We create collaborative partnerships which integrate our sponsors goods and services and give visitors something they will remember. Prestigious and diverse partnership opportunities include our major exhibitions, international and national touring exhibitions, education programmes, live events, galleries and installations. We would love the opportunity to discuss how a partnership with Te Papa could work for you too.

Official Partner Opportunities

We realise that each company has differing strategic objectives and target markets and want to work with you to create a tailored package of benefits to deliver a valuable return on investment.

  • Stand out from the crowd by aligning your brand with one of the world’s most prestigious institutions
  • Target key audiences through innovative marketing and promotional campaigns
  • Gain extensive brand visibility and credits through Te Papa’s advertising, marketing and public relations activity
  • Benefit from exclusive entertainment access to the Museums galleries and spaces
  • Build client and employee relationships and loyalty through exclusive partnership benefits including complimentary tickets to exhibitions, guided exhibitions, galleries and behind-the-scenes tours
  • Receive VIP invitations to opening functions and much more.

To discuss partnership opportunities with Te Papa in more detail, please contact:


Our partners

Current partners

Te Papa thanks the people of New Zealand and many organisations, iwi, and individuals for their generous support.

Our primary funding is from the New Zealand Government via the Ministry of Culture and Heritage.

We also value the support of the following organisations:

Principal funder

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Founding partner and destination partner

Wellington City Council logo

Founding corporate partner

EQC earthquake commission logo

Founding research partner

GNS Science logo 300x300

Media partner

GoMedia logo

Education and public programme partners

Iwi development partner

Te Puni Kokiri logo 300x300

Gallipoli: The scale of our war primary education programme for low-decile schools

Wellington Community Trust - logo 300x300

Earthquake Encounters education programme

EQC earthquake commission logo

Cultural partner


Exhibition partners

Gallipoli: The scale of our war

Exhibition made possible by the generous support of

Lottery grants board - 300x300

A creative partnership between Te Papa and Weta Workshop

Weta Workshop

Projector partner

Panasonic logo


RICOH - logo 300x300

Travel partner

Innovative travel company - logo

Airline partner

Singapore Airlines logo 300x300

Te Papa acknowledges the contribution of

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra logo 300x300

Ko Rongowhakaata: The Story of Light and Shadow

Iwi in residence


Iwi development partner

Te Puni Kokiri logo 300x300
Media partner
Maori television - logo 300x300
Flooring partner
INZIDE Commercial - logo 300x300
Paint partner

Our membership programme

Friends of Te Papa
Friends of Te Papa logo 300x300

Founding donors

Jennifer Gibbs

Alan Gibbs

Friends of Te Papa

Iwi partnerships

Hipango Whānau

Ngāi Tahu

Ngāi Tūhoe

Ngāti Hinewaka

Ngāti Kurī

Ngāti Pikiao

Ngāti Toa Rangatira



Te Āti Awa

Te Aupōuri

Te Aurere Whānau

Te Iwi Moriori

Te Rōpū Haumanu

Toihoukura Tairāwhiti Polytechnic

Whanganui Iwi