How and why has this life developed? What were the great explosions of biodiversity that launched the living world? And what are the Earth-crunching crises that nearly ended it all? Palaeontologists from Victoria University of Wellington and GNS Science will explore these questions, whilst looking at our own stunning fossil record found on the wobbly nugget of rock known as Aotearoa that sits atop the drowned continent of Zealandia.
Everyday, small actions can make a big difference to the impact we have on our environment. Te Taiao | Nature celebrates our unique environment and asks us to think more about what actions we can take to create a positive impact. We at the Friends agree with these principles and so have teamed up with the Sustainability Trust to bring Friends members a workshop to create your own beeswax wraps.
In association with The Arts Society Wellington we bring you the second of our 2 collaborations of 2019 looking at Guildhall and Guildhall Art Gallery; the hidden gems in the heart of London’s square mile.
Te Taiao | Nature exhibition is the biggest change since Te Papa opened in 1998, creating a bold and immersive journey through the natural world of Aotearoa New Zealand. Show your current membership card/s for admission.
The 3rd in the Friends of Te Papa ‘101’ series we will explore the concepts and practicalities of what repatriation means in New Zealand.
In this series of four talks, deepen your understanding of the culture that produced the remarkable treasures in Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality and enjoy a Friends of Te Papa special discounted rate.
Adrian will share his commitment to summit K2 with us, the years of preparation and work as well as the successes and failures. The story of high-altitude mountaineering, being connected to nature and living in the present is compelling, as are his friendships with fellow mountaineers and Sherpas.
Enjoy this special opportunity to see inside four significant Karori Modernist houses and discover how new ideas about family living revolutionised domestic and public architecture following the Second World War.
The Terracotta Warriors are extremely precious items and it takes much patience and expertise to care for them, let alone move them 10,825 km. Join us for our first ‘How to…’ session to discover how Te Papa staff members worked collaboratively with Shaanxi Museum to bring these amazing objects, and hundreds more, to Te Papa.
Join us on this special opportunity to visit the Classics Museum at the Victoria University of Wellington. Our tour will be lead by Dr Diana Burton, Director of Classics, School of Languages and Cultures will lead the tour.
Numbers are limited be sure to get in quick.
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