Tag Archives: Te Papa

Te Papa’s Te Taiao Nature an Urgent Call to Action

Te Papa’s Te Taiao Nature an Urgent Call to Action

Dunedin-based Guardian journalist Eleanor Ainge Roy writes on Te Papa’s biggest development since its inception 21 years ago, the result of the largest ever investment in a museum exhibition in the country. Te Taiao…

Terracotta Warriors Exhibition Launches at Te Papa

Terracotta Warriors Exhibition Launches at Te Papa

Te Papa’s latest landmark exhibition Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality has launched. Xinhua reports. “The exhibition features eight warriors standing 180 cm tall, and two full-size horses from the famous…

Former Te Papa Chief Rick Ellis Crosses the Ditch

Former Te Papa Chief Rick Ellis Crosses the Ditch

Chartered Accountants ANZ has appointed former Te Papa boss Rick Ellis its new chief executive as the organisation seeks a “transformational leader” to remain relevant to its 117,000-strong membership. Ellis, who will take up the…

Fun Things To Do In Wellington

Fun Things To Do In Wellington

“Located at the south-western tip of North Island” Wellington is definitely worth a visit,” writes Hanna Hussein for the Straits Times. In her article she recommends the top activities you must do…

Athletics Legend Snell’s Singlet Sells for $100,000

Athletics Legend Snell’s Singlet Sells for $100,000

New Zealand’s national museum Te Papa has bought the singlet New Zealand athletics legend Peter Snell wore when he won two gold medals at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics for NZ$140,000 ($100,000) in an auction,…

US Returns Remains of 54 Indigenous People to NZ

US Returns Remains of 54 Indigenous People to NZ

Four mummified Maori heads have been returned to New Zealand, following five years of negotiations with the Smithsonian Institution in the United States. The objects are part of the second-largest repatriation of indigenous remains…

Weta Partners With Te Papa for Larger-Than-Life Exhibit

Weta Partners With Te Papa for Larger-Than-Life Exhibit

“From the battlefield to the hospital ship, attendees get a unique look at the battle of Gallipoli with the Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War exhibit” – a collaboration between the museum and Weta Workshop to…

Air NZ Celebrates 75 Years

Air NZ Celebrates 75 Years

Take a trip into Air New Zealand’s past, present and future at Te Papa. Air New Zealand’s dynamic, interactive exhibition will take you through the decades – from flying…

Air New Zealand Celebrates 75 Years of Flying

Air New Zealand Celebrates 75 Years of Flying

Air New Zealand, turns back the clock to the 1940s and is taking passengers back to where it all began to celebrate their 75 years of flying. “Air New Zealand’s first flight (on…

Peter Jackson Helps History Come Alive in New Zealand

Peter Jackson Helps History Come Alive in New Zealand

Peter Jackson has helped to create an exhibition to mark the Centenary of the First World War at New Zealand’s Te Papa museum with the support of the country’s government, philanthropists, and…

Building Gallipoli Episode 1

Building Gallipoli Episode 1

Behind the scenes of the episode 1 of the exhibition “Building Gallipoli with Te Papa & Weta Workshop. The exhibition consists of movies, model-making, and museums combine to take…

Te Papa’s Autochrome Collection Illuminates the Everyday

Te Papa’s Autochrome Collection Illuminates the Everyday

Lissa Mitchell, curator of historical documentary photography at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, explores the work of three photographers creating autochromes in early 20th-century New Zealand. Mitchell’s writing features on the…

Wellington Makes Rough Guides Top Ten Best Cities for 2015

Wellington Makes Rough Guides Top Ten Best Cities for 2015

Wellington is one of the Rough Guides Top 10 city destinations for 2015 sitting at sixth place alongside No 1 destination Johannesburg, Malaga, New Orleans, Hamburg, Nizwa, Belgrade, Salta, Birmingham and Yangon. “Big-budget films helped…

Rare Giant Squid a Spectacular Scientific Opportunity

Rare Giant Squid a Spectacular Scientific Opportunity

The colossal squid hauled from the depths of Antarctica’s Ross Sea by a New Zealand fishing crew last year has local scientists very excited, as it is one of very few ever examined. The 350kg…

Vogue’s 15 Must Visit Spots in Wellington

Vogue’s 15 Must Visit Spots in Wellington

Vogue has presented a list of 15 spots to have a perfect day in the “coolest little city in the world: Wellington, New Zealand” “New Zealand’s capital city is no longer just a sleepy layover…

Second Colossal Squid for NZ Museum

Second Colossal Squid for NZ Museum

Seven years after a New Zealand museum captured the world’s attention with the first colossal squid, a second of the mammoth sea creatures has been added to Te Papa’s collection. Wellington scientists are excited by…

Michael Volkerling, Cultural Visionary (1948-2014)

Michael Volkerling, Cultural Visionary (1948-2014)

One of the principal architects of New Zealand’s cultural and creative sectors, Dr Michael Volkerling, died suddenly on 13 June, 2014 in Sydney, aged 66. At the time of his death he was Principal…

New York via Te Papa for Flax Art

New York via Te Papa for Flax Art

Fifty woven panels by 40 Maori artists are to hang permanently next to the entry of the General Assembly Hall at the UN Headquarters in New York. The tukutuku panels, a revered art form in…

Maori to NY: Let our People Sleep the Sweet Slumber

Maori to NY: Let our People Sleep the Sweet Slumber

Pressure will be mounting on the American Museum of Natural History in New York to return sacred Maori remains to New Zealand after USA Today gave prominence to the issue of toi moko (tattooed…

Repatriation of Lost Ancestral Remains

Repatriation of Lost Ancestral Remains

A tattooed preserved Maori head, or toi moko, and skeletal remains, koiwi tangata, discovered in the anatomy department at the University of Birmingham, are being returned to New Zealand. University staff said the ancestral items…

Tales From Te Papa – The Art of the Haka

Tales From Te Papa – The Art of the Haka

You’ve seen the All Blacks perform the Haka but have you ever seen it on canvas? Tales from Te Papa is a series of mini-documentaries showcasing the exciting and…

After 150 years Mummified Maori head to Return to New Zealand

After 150 years Mummified Maori head to Return to New Zealand

After 150 years Britain’s Warrington Museum is sending back the mummified head said to be that of a New Zealand Maori chief. The Maori head, or Toi moko, was brought to Britain in the…

Sequencing Genes to See What Makes a Thoroughbred

Sequencing Genes to See What Makes a Thoroughbred

A piece of champion thoroughbred Phar Lap’s tooth is being sent to the University of Sydney’s veterinary science faculty from Wellington so scientists can analyse his DNA and compare it with other champions like…

Hard to Fathom

Hard to Fathom

“Stand humbled” at the exhibition ‘Whales: Giants of the Deep’, a show which originated at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and is now on at the American Museum…

Rings Exhibition Lord of Museum Toll-Gates

Rings Exhibition Lord of Museum Toll-Gates

The Lord of the Rings exhibition opened at London’s Science Museum in September, and has already proven to be the most successful show in the institution’s history. Developed and presented by Te Papa, over 14,000…