Join us on a journey through Te Papa’s art gallery and discover how perspectives on Māori, New Zealand, and Pasifika identity have changed over time.
Dress up with your friends and come to the much-anticipated opening party for the new WOW – Up Close exhibition.
Special event for those who have helped the Friends in 2020.
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.
We are delighted to offer you an exclusive members’ evening at Parliament. Join us for the Art Tour of Parliament, followed by dinner at 7.30pm. Numbers are strictly limited so be quick.
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.
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. Keen to join us, grab a seat now limited places available.
Join us by the sea in Lyall Bay to visit three studio/galleries offering a great variety of beautiful art and craft.
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.
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