It takes several villages to create a brand new $12 million nature zone for a museum and it brings together groups from all different parts of the science community. We’ll be hearing from 2 of Te Papa’s key partners, GNS and GeoNet, about their involvement and knowledge around bringing to life the updated Active Land space in te Taiao | Nature.
Spend an afternoon with Tony O’Connor, a specialist in the Roman Empire, who has excavated widely across Britain, Italy and North Africa. He has a particular interest in Roman North Africa, having excavated in Libya for many years. We are lucky enough to have Tony share 2 talks with us in the afternoon in quite different subjects.
Join us on our exclusive visit to Solander Gallery to meet award-winning artist Danielle Creenaune and learn more about her unique print making technique called Mokulito.
We are thrilled to bring you, for the first time ever, the Te Papa Friends Takeover, in which we the Friends of Te Papa have the whole museum to themselves to stay up late at our place for one night only, along with a host of talks, tours, discounts, live music and chances to contribute to the future of the museum.
The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Inc will be held Tuesday 18 June 2019 at 6pm, Te Papa.
Experience Parliament’s art collection. This one-hour guided art tour led by Sarah Jacobs, Curator, and Tasha Fernandez, Displays and Collections Assistant, takes in some of the most significant artworks in the Parliamentary Collection. Numbers strictly limited; register early to avoid disappointment.
Preview these 2 new exhibitions for free before they open to the public on Saturday 15 June. Enjoy time to wander through the classic work of the influential Gordon Walters and take a new perspective of New Zealand in the 60s and 70s with a group who worked in new styles
Mark Stocker, Curator Art at Te Papa, has an interest in this iconic sovereign and woman that dates back several decades. We think we know all about her, right? Not really – probably far less than we think.
Open to friends members only, join us to celebrate the launch of this book to coincide with opening of Te Papa’s new permanent Natural History galleries Te Taiao | Nature. We’ll hear from a variety of speakers involved in the book’s creation, what their role in bringing it together was and what their favourite object out of the 100 presented is.
Visit the Millers O’Brien Gallery to see 3 new exhibitions, Always Forever Now, Nobody Believe You (Bad Luck) and Salt Pillars. Painting, photography and stoneware are combined in the exhibition and speak to a collective memory, and the natural and urban landscape of Aotearoa New Zealand.
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