Exhibitions, collections, and preservation – Te Papa Foundation

Te Papa was created so that the nation may understand and treasure the past, enrich the present, and meet the challenges of the future.

Collections cannot be created without benefactors.

Egyptian mummy


Mummy and Sarcophagus, circa 300 BCE, Egypt, maker unknown. Gift of Charles Rooking Carter, 1885. CC BY-NC-ND licence. Te Papa (FE003200)

Exhibitions cannot be created without items from Te Papa’s collections.

Preservation is what ensures Te Papa’s collections continue to be accessed and can be enjoyed by future generations.

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Exhibitions, collections, and preservation

Te Papa has interests in all areas of art, heritage, science and achievement. Its five major collection areas are:

  • Art
  • History
  • Taonga Māori
  • Pacific Cultures
  • Natural History




Contact us

To talk to us about how you can support the Foundation:

Email: HeadofFoundation@tepapafoundation.org.nz
Ph: 04 381 7198

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