Bequests – Te Papa Foundation

Bequeathing items, property or financial gifts is a special way of creating an enduring legacy. By remembering the Te Papa Foundation in your will, you will be supporting future generations’ access to collections, exhibitions, science, learning and renewal.

The collections held by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa date back to 1865 when a tiny Colonial Museum opened in Wellington – the earliest of Te Papa’s predecessors. The generosity of benefactors and their legacies over the last 150 years are enjoyed and appreciated by millions of visitors today.

How to bequest to the Te Papa Foundation

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A welcome opportunity

The Foundation welcomes the chance to talk through bequest plans to ensure that the donor’s wishes have been considered and respected. Contact the Head of Foundation or Foundation Executive to arrange a convenient time to meet HeadofFoundation@tepapafoundation.org.nz

Benefactors and philanthropists

View the stories of some wonderful benefactors below:

Sir James Hector

Wooden case containing mineral samples

Caption

James Hector's Mineralogical reference set, circa 1857, London, by James Gregory. Purchased 2001 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. CC BY-NC-ND licence. Te Papa (GH009877)

Portrait of Sir James Hector

Caption

Sir James Hector, circa 1868, New Zealand, by James Wrigglesworth. Purchased 2001 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa (O.042733)

 

Sir James Hector

Sir Harold Beauchamp

Watercolour street scene

Caption

A street, Bruges, 1818-52, France, by Samuel Prout. Purchased 1957 with Harold Beauchamp Collection funds. Te Papa (1957-0018-2)

Black and white portrait

Caption

Portrait of Harold Beauchamp, Katherine Mansfield's father, circa 1910, photographer unknown. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington (Ref: 1/2-022661-F)

 

Sir Harold Beauchamp

Contact us

To talk to us about how you would like to support the Foundation

Email: HeadofFoundation@tepapafoundation.org.nz

Ph:       04 381 7198

How to donate

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