Gifting from the UK

The Foundation is partnering with key UK institutions in 2018/19 to highlight the strong historical and contemporary connections between NZ and the UK across the arts, culture, science and natural history.

Online UK donation form

Foundation events in London, 2018/2019 

Feb 2019 The Royal Society – Private ‘show and tell’ tour of The Royal Society's grade one listed building, original manuscripts, objects, and artworks, plus a private viewing with curators of the Society’s most recent historical exhibition.
26 Sep 2018 By invitation – a private viewing of the Oceania exhibition with Te Papa’s Head of Art, Charlotte Davy. The exhibition marks 250 years since Captain James Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific, and celebrates the dazzling and diverse, historic, and contemporary art of Aotearoa and the Oceania region. Numerous treasures from Te Papa’s collection will be on display, as well as the artwork in Pursuit of Venus (infected) 2015-17 by Lisa Reihana, NZ’s artist at Venice Biennale 2017.
20 Apr 2018 NZ High Commissioner Sir Jerry Mateparae hosted our launch event, with NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as a special guest. Foundation Co-Chairs Alastair Carruthers and Dayle, Lady Mace introduced the guests to the Foundation’s purpose, highlighted the opportunity to support the upcoming  artistic, cultural, and scientific exchanges with Te Papa’s peers, and invited the ex-pat New Zealanders present to help Te Papa achieve its ambitions and obligations as the national museum and art gallery.

How you can help

Te Papa’s ambitions and obligations as the national museum are diverse and exciting but financially challenging. The Foundation is supporting Te Papa by building an investment fund of $50 million in 10 years through philanthropy and the generosity of donors.

The Foundation welcomes donations from UK residents to support Foundation activities in London and to directly support Te Papa’s ambitions. 

Gifting from the UK in GB£

Please complete the online UK donor form via secure link and make your donation by credit card or bank transfer. No fees or exchange rates apply.

Online UK donation form

To join our mailing list for information on Te Papa Foundation London events and activities, tick the ‘Opt in’ box when you make your online donation. (You can unsubscribe at any time). 

Gifting levels

Higher level gifting options range from $7,500 to $5 million, and may be spread over several years. Major Benefactors and Partners are acknowledged on an honours board in Te Papa.

If you select a payment level that can be spread over multiple years, we will send you a letter each year to remind you about your pledge to donate.

Donors may also choose to remain anonymous.

Online payment security

Donations made online are processed through the secure DPS Payment Express system. No credit card information is stored by us and we are PCI compliant. Any payment made in error, or made for an incorrect amount will be refunded on receipt of a written request from the donor and evidence of the transaction, e.g. copy of bank or credit card statement. 

Tax statement

The Foundation is not currently registered in the UK as a Charitable Trust for tax purposes.

Contact us

In the UK – queries about the Foundation
Loryn Cooper, Foundation London Manager
Phone: +44 7986 542214

In NZ – queries about supporting the Foundation through higher gifting or making a bequest
Phone: +64 4 381 7198