Friends Donations

Friends Donations

You can donate online, or call the office for further information.


For 20 years the Friends of Te Papa’s aims have been to provide opportunities for members to engage with the museum and to support Te Papa’s collections, publications and research projects. Member fees, donations and activities make significant contributions to Te Papa and have enable us to be a cornerstone partner for the Te Papa Foundation.

When you make a donation it is held in our acquisition fund which is used solely for the purpose of gifting to the museum.  The Friends cover all of the administrative and transaction costs of the donation programme.  Below shows some of the works that the Friends have contributed towards, in whole or in part.

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Feature image (above): Gordon Shroff (Previous President)  presents CEO Rick Ellis with a cheque for Picador by Pablo Picasso