See it first, see it free! Join us at our members preview of Surrealist Art: Masterpieces from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen before it opens to the general public on Saturday 12 June 2021.
In May Te Papa Press will be launching Dressed: Fashionable dress in Aotearoa New Zealand 1840 to 1910 by Claire Regnault, Senior Curator New Zealand History here at Te Papa. Join Claire Regnault for an illustrated talk on the development of the book and more.
Despite digital domination, there has been a huge revival of interest in letterpress, particularly in the United States and Britain. Letterpress Museums and Book Arts Centres have sprung up in major cities around the world. Te Ara: Stories of our Streets at Whirinaki Whare Taonga celebrates the significant stories behind the streets of Upper Hutt, and is the city’s first major historical exhibition.
In association with the Wellington Council of Faiths we now offer Members our third and a fascinating visit to the Sikh Community. The Sikh Community invites you to accompany us on a visit to their Gurudawara Sahib (temple) at 4 – 10 Vogel Street, Naenae, Lower Hutt.
Our first session was fully booked in less than 24 hours, in response to demand, we are thrilled to offer members a repeat opportunity to visit the studios of Max Patté and Virginia Woods-Jack in Miramar. Get in quick this is likely to go quickly as well.
We guarantee you a very interesting and exciting morning when you join us to visit the studios of Max Patté and Virginia Woods-Jack in Miramar.
Have you ever wondered what treasures lie within the Museum’s archives? Te Papa’s Archive holds fascinating collections of papers and records from the Colonial Museum and predecessor organisations
Go behind the scenes with Te Papa Archivist, Jennifer Twist, and see some of the highlights from the museums fascinating collection of paper and records.
Did you know that more than 30% of our orchids are of conservation concern? Te Papa Botanist and orchid specialist Carlos Lehnebach will talk about current research projects whose aims are describing the diversity of orchid species in NZ, understanding their partnerships with fungi
In response to demand our reapeat tour to Gisborne Tairāwhiti, 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 exclusive access to private gardens and properties which are being especially opened for us.
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