Exhibitions, collections and preservation – Te Papa Foundation
Te Papa was created so that the nation may present, explore and preserve; to understand and treasure the past; to enrich the present; and to meet the challenges of the future.
Collections cannot be created without benefactors.
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.
Exhibitions, Collections and Preservation
Te Papa has interests in all areas of art, heritage, science and achievement. Its five major collection areas are:
- Taonga Māori
- Pacific Cultures
- Natural History
- Behind the scenes: Caring for Pūmuka’s flag
- Carving a Māori waharoa
- Conserving & dressing 18C Splendour – Friends of Te Papa
- Watch: Installing Simon Denny's Secret Power at Te Papa
- Installing the Art of Remembrance
- Behind the scenes: Building a T-Rex (timelapse)
- Anne Perenteau, textiles conservator, preparing a gown for exhibition in European Splendour
- 360-degree tours of collection storerooms (you can click into the video and “move around” within the room like you’re there)
- Behind the scenes: From store to gallery wall (shows the journey of a photograph to the wall, including storage, conservation and framing)
- Colossal Squid examination highlights
To talk to us about how you can support the Foundation:
Ph: 04 381 7198