Join us in the Te Papa Store, surrounded by books for this EXCLUSIVE Friends launch of 'Tatau: A Cultural History of Samoan Tattooing'. A beautifully designed and richly illustrated retelling of the unique and powerful social history of Samoan tattooing, from 3000 years ago to modern practices.
Come and hear Dame Robin talk about her collaborative art practice in conversation with Te Papa’s Senior Art Curator Sarah Farrar and award-winning author Jill Trevelyan. Co-hosted by the Te Papa Foundation aiming to commission White to create a brand new piece for Toi Art.
Van Gogh and Gauguin are two of the most colourful artists of the 19th century who still remain firm favourites today. On 1 July, Jacqueline Coburn, visiting UK art historian, gave an illuminating insight into the complexities of their lives, and how for a few short months, their lives interacted.
On July 13th with bubbles flowing and glasses clinking David Maskill introduced us to Dr Peter McNeil, currently Distinguished Professor of Design History at University of Technology Sydney, for his first lecture in the series ‘Fashion Matters: Fashion, Art & Society’, and coincidentally his first visit to Wellington. Dr McNeil
On 5 June 170 Friends of Te Papa had a most enjoyable evening catching up with old friends and remembering highlights from our first 20 …
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