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.
In response to popular demand, we are thrilled to offer members a repeat tour to Adam Art Gallery for a private viewing of Auckland Art Gallery’s touring exhibition ‘Frances Hodgkins: European Journeys’.
Join us for a unique opportunity to hear about the 198 page sketchbook from Te Papa’s collections, which will be on show. The sketchbook documents Burne-Jones Italian destinations, including Pisa, Florence, Rome, Assisi and Perugia amongst others.
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.
The classic and exclusive Friends Christmas shopping night returns in collaboration with the Te Papa store. Come along, bring a friend and while you shop enjoy live music and a glass of wine or juice.
Join us and take a look back at our rich history with ‘Ngā wai e rua: Stories of Us’. A special film screening from the first filmed encounter between Māori and British Royals to footage of the 1975 Land March, these items evoke a strong sense of the shared stories and rich dual histories of Aotearoa New Zealand.
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