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Research & Publications

Explore New Zealand culture past and present through our various websites and research reports.  You'll find Ministry for Culture and Heritage publications plus research and website links from other cultural organisations.

Manatū Taonga COVID-19 Response Impacts Report 2020/21

The Manatū Taonga COVID-19 Response Impacts Report 2020/21 focuses on the initial impacts of 13 initiatives delivered during the first year of the four-year Arts and Culture COVID recovery programme. These initiatives have received $94m of support from the total $374m programme.

Policy for Government Management of Cultural Heritage Places (2022)

The Policy for Government Management of Cultural Heritage Places directs Government & state sector agencies on how to conserve cultural heritage places in their care.

Our history books

View the list of books published by our historians over the last few years ranging from histories of state agencies to New Zealand military conflicts.

Annual Report 2022

Read the Ministry's latest annual report for 2021/22.

Valuing the Arts research report (Dec 2022)

This joint research project examines the arts’ contribution to social inclusion and wellbeing in Aotearoa NZ and Australia.