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.
Join us for the second in our series of ‘How to…’ session to discover how Te Papa staff members collaborate and research to bring together huge exhibitions containing thousands of objects, facts and stories.
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.
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