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