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Te Papa exhibits painting of peaceful encounter from Cook’s second voyage

The oldest European painting of Aotearoa New Zealand in Te Papa’s collection is now on display in Toi Art, Te Papa’s art gallery, as part of Tamatea: He Tūtakinga Tuku Iho | Legacies of Encounter.

Research reflects significant challenges of making a living as a creative professional in Aotearoa

Research released by Creative NZ & NZ On Air is the first of its kind in almost 20 years.

New home for New Zealand taonga

Plans for a new Archives facility to improve the protection of and access to some of New Zealand’s most significant and valuable documents were announced by Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin.

Historic film rescued from rusty tins showcased

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, NZ's archive of film, sound and television, has mounted the exhibition Rust + Restoration – He Waikura He Whakauka as its first major public activity in its new home.

NZSO excels in 2020 with Grammy winners, YouTube star, te reo Beethoven

A multi-Grammy Award winner, a YouTube sensation & an internationally acclaimed Kiwi conductor feature in the NZSO’s all-star 2020 concert line-up.