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Te Papa, Tākina & tourism: Jake Downing on new opportunities
2 Dec 2022   /

Te Papa, Tākina & tourism: Jake Downing on new opportunities

Te Papa’s new director of museum and commercial services on the priorities ahead.


Te Papa splashes $627k at BNZ art sale
19 Sep 2022   /

Te Papa splashes $627k at BNZ art sale

Te Papa has spent $627,000 on the acquisition of two paintings by New Zealand artists from the Bank of New Zealand’s art collection.


Te Papa sets stage for Matariki broadcast
22 Jun 2022   /

Te Papa sets stage for Matariki broadcast

Te Papa Tongarewa will host a pre-dawn hautapu and nationwide broadcast on Friday to mark the Matariki public holiday on Friday.


Te Papa Venues, Tākina combine under one brand
4 Apr 2022   /

Te Papa Venues, Tākina combine under one brand

Te Papa Venues and Tākina, Wellington’s new convention and exhibition centre opening in mid-2023, has officially beguns operating under one brand, Tākina Events.


Te Papa visitor numbers fall again as borders stay shut
8 Dec 2021   /

Te Papa visitor numbers fall again as borders stay shut

Visits to The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa reached 894,292 in the year to June 2021, down 18.7% from 1.1 million in the previous 12 months.


Te Papa, Whanganui Museum mandate vaccination
23 Nov 2021   /

Te Papa, Whanganui Museum mandate vaccination

More attractions require visitors and staff be fully vaccinated against Covid.


Te Papa to jointly operate Tākina convention centre
26 Oct 2021   /

Te Papa to jointly operate Tākina convention centre

Wellington City Council’s new Tākina Convention and Exhibition Centre will be jointly operated by Te Papa, in a move that may see the facility become a spillover venue for the national museum.


Niche focus with international view attracts 900k visitors to Te Papa
30 Jul 2021   /

Niche focus with international view attracts 900k visitors to Te Papa

Switching to a domestic audience has been challenging but positive learning curve for the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.


Te Papa to re-open Tuesday
28 Jun 2021   /

Te Papa to re-open Tuesday

Te Papa is expected to open following deep cleaning last week after the Australian Covid case visit.


Te Papa announces nine days of Matariki events
22 Jun 2021  

Te Papa announces nine days of Matariki events

Main foyer to be converted into marae-style cinema.


Te Papa visits fall 28% to 1.1 million due to Covid closures
9 Dec 2020   /

Te Papa visits fall 28% to 1.1 million due to Covid closures

Visits to Te Papa Museum reached 1.1 million in the year to June 2020, a 28% decrease on 2019.


Ongoing Covid impacts to slash Te Papa revenue by half
30 Jul 2020   /

Ongoing Covid impacts to slash Te Papa revenue by half

The forecast assumed ongoing impacts related to the crisis would reduce international and domestic visitors.


Te Papa to open ‘within a fortnight’
11 May 2020   /

Te Papa to open ‘within a fortnight’

Te Papa intends to open within two weeks of the country’s move to alert level two.


Te Papa closes, calls for Covid-19 visitor trace
23 Mar 2020   /

Te Papa closes, calls for Covid-19 visitor trace

Te Papa will closed to the public with the decision to be reviewed in two weeks.


Te Papa expects visitor boost with Dali and the Surrealists exhibit
2 Mar 2020   /

Te Papa expects visitor boost with Dali and the Surrealists exhibit

The first major surrealist exhibition in New Zealand in just under 50 years, Dalí and the Surrealists: Masterpieces from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen exhibit, will be held at Te Papa next summer.


Te Papa “sorry” for farm stream display – Wilde
20 Jan 2020   /

Te Papa “sorry” for farm stream display – Wilde

Te Papa has apologised to people who felt the museum had misrepresented the agriculture sector in a display showing dirty water, supposedly from a farm stream.


Wonderland opens at Te Papa
9 Dec 2019   /

Wonderland opens at Te Papa

The Wonderland exhibition is now open for the summer season at Te Papa in Wellington.


New content, exhibitions drive Te Papa visits over 1.5 million
13 Nov 2019   /

New content, exhibitions drive Te Papa visits over 1.5 million

Tours, cruise visitors and events helped boost FY19 income, says the museum.


$2.6m Terracotta Warriors to kick off 2019 China-NZ YOT
1 Aug 2018   /

$2.6m Terracotta Warriors to kick off 2019 China-NZ YOT

The 2,300-year-old Terracotta Warriors are coming to Wellington this summer in a $2.6m exhibition at Te Papa.


Te Papa and EQC’s Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
16 May 2018  

Te Papa and EQC’s Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education

Skeleton horses and killer bunnies may not be traditional learning tools, but a new mod for the computer game Minecraft is using them to teach important lessons about earthquake safety.


Te Papa’s nature exhibitions make way for the new
26 Mar 2018  

Te Papa’s nature exhibitions make way for the new

As part of Te Papa’s renewal of its permanent exhibitions, the natural history spaces on Level 2 of the national museum will close after Easter for redevelopment.


Te Papa: New gallery a ‘game changer’ for art in NZ
16 Mar 2018  

Te Papa: New gallery a ‘game changer’ for art in NZ

The new $8.4 million art gallery spans two levels of the museum and is part of a major renewal of all Te Papa’s exhibition spaces.


Suffrage 125 commemorations at Te Papa
8 Mar 2018  

Suffrage 125 commemorations at Te Papa

International Women’s Day marks the launch of the year-long Suffrage 125 commemorations.


Te Papa celebrates 20 years of “our place”
12 Feb 2018  

Te Papa celebrates 20 years of “our place”

After a dawn ceremony and huge anticipation, at midday on February 14, 1998, yachtsman Sir Peter Blake led two children through the doors of Te Papa Tongarewa The Museum of New Zealand, on Wellington’s waterfront.


Te Papa’s Mahuki teams showcase tech innovations
22 Nov 2017  

Te Papa’s Mahuki teams showcase tech innovations

Eight entrepreneurial teams from Te Papa’s Mahuki technology incubator unveiled business propositions which provide digital solutions to challenges faced by cultural organisations worldwide.


600-strong pōwhiri opens Rongowhakaata exhibition
2 Oct 2017  

600-strong pōwhiri opens Rongowhakaata exhibition

The major new exhibition showcases the dramatic stories, histories, treasured taonga and the exceptional artistry of the Gisborne iwi.


Te Papa named in top 25 museums in the world
25 Sep 2017  

Te Papa named in top 25 museums in the world

The national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa, has been named one of the top 25 museums in the world according to TripAdvisor.


Help NZ share its sporting history with the world
19 May 2017  

Help NZ share its sporting history with the world

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Te Papa’s Gallipoli exhibition enthrals young and old
18 Apr 2017  

Te Papa’s Gallipoli exhibition enthrals young and old

More than 1.3 million visitors of all ages have explored Te Papa’s Gallipoli: The scale of our war in the two years since it opened.


130,000+ summer swarm on Te Papa’s Bug Lab
12 Apr 2017  

130,000+ summer swarm on Te Papa’s Bug Lab

Te Papa’s $5m summer exhibition, Bug Lab, has had over 130,000 visitors across its four-month duration.


Air NZ’s 75th exhibition hits millionth visitor milestone
27 Mar 2017  

Air NZ’s 75th exhibition hits millionth visitor milestone

Air New Zealand’s 75th anniversary exhibition has welcomed the one millionth visitor through its three-year, nationwide tour.


Geraint Martin appointed Te Papa chief executive
14 Mar 2017  

Geraint Martin appointed Te Papa chief executive

Geraint Martin has been appointed as the new chief executive of Te Papa. Mr Martin is currently the CEO of Counties Manukau District Health Board.