Renewal and property – Te Papa Foundation

The challenges of operating one of the world’s most popular cultural sites are immense; Te Papa’s core exhibitions have captured the hearts and minds of visitors since 1998 and are being updated over the next few years.

Museum under construction

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Te Papa’s construction, © Te Papa

Te Papa’s core exhibitions, which have captured the hearts and minds of visitors since 1998, need renewal. They are to be updated over the next four years.  Te Papa is also to undergo significant structural changes as well as meeting the demands of digital innovations. The Foundation is being created to support these major initiatives.

A new art space for Te Papa

Renewal is a time for change and innovation. For Te Papa this means opening a spectacular new art gallery space which is to be developed within the museum in late 2017.

Celebration outside the Dominion Museum

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Lord Bledisloe addresses the crowd at the laying of the foundation stone of the Dominion Museum in Buckle Street, 1932.

Over the coming years Te Papa will transform its permanent exhibits, many of which have been in the museum since it opened in 1998. This transformation of Te Papa is a once-in-a-generation opportunity, making Te Papa a repeat destination for every New Zealander.

The art gallery renewal will enable Te Papa to show more of the national art collection within the new space which will include eight-metre-high walls.  Large sculptural works and immersive art experiences on a scale never seen before at the museum will become regular highlights for visitors seeking world-class art experiences.

Harbour view of Te Papa under construction

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Te Papa’s construction, © Te Papa

Te Papa expects to invest $6 million in creating the new art experience and will remain open throughout the changes.

Contact us

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

Email:
HeadofFoundation@tepapafoundation.org.nz

Ph:       04 381 7198

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