Four years, two wars, and one very unlikely female-led social enterprise. Marilyn Garson was an experienced aid professional who created jobs at the edge of war. Join us to hear her, and her Gazan colleagues, story, overturning much of what you might think about conflict and aid, about Palestine and justice.
From his early religious paintings to the huge canvasses of the 1970s, this talk will look in depth at a group of Colin McCahon’s paintings that are currently on display in the Toi Art galleries.
Bird curator Colin Miskelly has led four expeditions to southern Fiordland since 2016, all focused on seabird conservation. Colin’s most recent trip was partially funded by the Friends of Te Papa.
Ngā wai e rua: Stories of Us is a special programme looking at filmed encounters between Māori and non-Māori dating back to 1901. These unique New Zealand stories show who we are and where we’ve come from.
We’re collaborating with Paintvine to bring you an art workshop like no other. Get exclusive access to Toi Art, create an art work to take home, privately view collection items and enjoy drinks, snacks and music.
Mana Island is a scientific reserve administered by the Department of Conservation, and lies about 5 km from the entrance to Porirua Harbour. Access to the reserve is restricted as visitors are required to find their own way to the island. The Friends of Te Papa have chartered a vessel from Paremata (Mana Marina) and you’ll have the exciting opportunity to be guided around the island by Te Papa Bird & Reptile Curator Dr Colin Miskelly.
Our exciting tour to Gisborne Tairāwhiti, in summertime the first city in the world to see the sunrise, promises a fabulous mix of art, history, Māoritanga, gardens and landscape design, farming, along with fresh, local food and good companionship. The visit will include seeing several private gardens and properties which are being especially opened for us.
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