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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa)

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa)

Te Papa was established in 1992 under its own Act.  Te Papa is an autonomous Crown entity for the purposes of the Crown Entities Act 2004. It receives approximately fifty per cent of its funding from the Crown and its Board reports to the Minister on its performance through the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

Organisation details

  • Chair –  Evan Williams
  • Chief Executive - Geraint Martin
  • Kaihautū - Arapata Hakiwai

Contact details

All members of the board are appointed by the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage.  The board shall consist of no fewer than six and no more than eight members.

Board membership (expiry of term in brackets)

  • Evan Williams  – Chair (June 2019)
  • Paul Majurey (August 2017)
  • Dayle Mace (August 2017)
  • Sir Peter Gluckman (March 2017)
  • Fran Wilde (September 2018)
  • Soana Pamaka (September 2018)
  • Abby Foote (July 2019)
  • Sir Rob Fenwick (July 2019)

Related links

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Annual Report 2015/2016

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Statement of Intent 2014/2018

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa website

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Act 1992

Crown Entities Amendment Act 2004 (with amendments)

National Services Te Paerangi


Updated on 31st May 2017