Te Papa is closed until further notice. Te Papa Covid-19 coronavirus information
Kua aukati a Te Papa kia puta rā anō he pānui. He mōhiohio nā Te Papa mō Covid-19 huaketokarauna
The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa has a leadership responsibility among all New Zealand museums and a deep commitment to scholarship, innovation, and learning for people across all ages.
Since 1998 Te Papa has embraced its responsibility to meet future challenges and is recognised as an agent of change in learning and research, seeking to be New Zealand’s leading centre for research and informal learning.
How do we shape the future?
How do we learn from the past?
Te Papa is at the forefront of learning and sharing for current and future generations. From the time it opened Te Papa has delivered a series of public programmes and workshops across not only its learning sectors but also in conjunction with its major exhibitions. To nurture and to increase learning opportunities across all ages remains a core part of Te Papa.
Te Papa is developing progressive and innovative learning initiatives involving digital technologies including virtual reality, 3D and touch tables to provide greater outreach. All of this demands greater financial support.
Since the establishment of the Colonial Museum in 1865 the national museum has developed a proud history of scientific discovery and dissemination, often in collaboration with other institutions nationally and internationally.
Te Papa’s science activities centres on the care and development of a globally important collection, an active research programme and an increasingly expansive outreach programme. These include in-house and touring exhibitions, education initiatives, the publication of scientific and popular articles, dissemination of a range of digital products and a suite of public seminars and professional presentations.
The collections comprise millions of specimens, including unique and historically significant material. Through 15 decades of collaborative work, insight and dedication, the collections have been built up by scientists and collectors nationally. The collection contains specimens across all biological groups and from throughout New Zealand, its offshore islands, Antarctic territories and dependencies and from across the Asia-Pacific region.
The challenge is to make these collections and the research increasingly accessible to a wider range of audiences and to support and grow the network of groups interested in science while ensuring the specimens are also kept safe.
It is worthwhile noting an impressive list of achievements in a 12-month period.
To talk to us about how you would like to support the Foundation:
Ph: 04 3817198