Introducing Miss Universe

Lorraine Downes is the only Miss New Zealand to be crowned the ‘most beautiful woman in the universe’. Now you can hear her perspective on the pressures on women to be perfect in today’s world, and see the outfit she wore...

$15.00 – $20.

Nature, Nurture, or Neither?

The more we know about genetics, the more important environment seems to be. The Friends of Te Papa have been offered a discounted ticket price to hear “one of the world’s leading thinkers in the exciting and powerful field of human genetics.”


Embroidery with Jenny Adin-Christie

Embroiderer Jenny Adin-Christie, part of the team that made the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress, discusses needlework past and present in this illustrated talk.

$10.00 – $15.00

Educating for a creative future

What are the creative benefits of integrating science with art in education? New Zealand film-maker and US film-school chair Bruce Sheridan uses recent research to provide the answer.

Registrations required

Creativity: The possibilities of hope

Can creativity make a difference in people’s lives? Curt Tofteland thinks so. In this lecture he'll tell you why he's so sure, and why he chose to get Shakespeare involved...

Free to attend. An RSVP is required.

“Face to Face” Conversations

This public lecture explores the place of conversations between Maori and non-Maori in the second half of the 19th century, challenging the bicultural school of history ...

Talk: Rose Valland – Spy in the Museum

Oceania, Level 3, Te Papa Cable Street, Wellington

Rose Valland is one of the great unsung heroes of the fight against art crime during war. 

$20.00 – $30.00

Talk: Our Embassies, our Taonga

Te Huinga Centre, Level 3, Te Papa 55 Cable Street, Wellington, Wellington

Join Jill Trevelyan and Chris Cane for a talk about the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade collection of art and taonga.

$25.00 – $30.00