Taonga at Te Papa: Learn how we keep people and collections safe

Take a tour of our facilities and Pacific collection store to see how we protect the people and taonga


  • When | Āhea Sat 10 Jun 2023, 10.00am–12.00pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Around Te Papa
  • Cost | Te utu Free event, but booking is required
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In partnership with Toka Tū Ake EQC, join Te Papa kaimahi kaimahistaffMāori and get a behind-the-scenes look at the different ways we protect people and taonga in the museum.

Join head of Property, Facilities and Security Pete Cunninghame and take a tour to learn about the unique ways our building keeps us all safe.

Join Kaitiaki Taonga Collection Manager Grace Hutton, and Senior Curator Pacific Histories and Cultures Sean Mallon on a tour through our Pacific collection store. Learn about all the interesting ways the team keep taonga safe from a variety of harm.

Finally, hear from Toka Tū Ake EQC about earthquake preparedness and how you can keep your own taonga safe at home.

Gather at the information desk on Level 2 just before 10am.

These tours are made possible with the kind support of Toka Tū Ake EQC.

Booking is required. Spaces are limited. 

a woman is looking at Pacific island items on a wall.


Priscilla Loong in the Pacific Collection Store, 2019. Photo by Amanda Rogers. Te Papa (133900)    

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