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Te Papa Acquires Le Lau Ta’amu Tafea, A Sacred ‘ie Tōga (finemat) From Sāmoa

2020 Feb 26

On Friday 28 February 2020, his Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi (Former Head of State of Samoa) will present Le Lau Ta’amu Tafea, a sacred 'ie tōga (fine mat) to Te Papa at a special1event. …

Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards 2020 call for nominations

2020 Feb 26

Do you want to see an outstanding Deaf or disabled artist recognised? How about an inclusive project celebrating community arts or a leader providing access to the arts for people in New Zealand?1No…

New Zealand Arts Council has two new board members

2020 Feb 25

Two new appointees, Robyn Hunt and Kura Moeahu, have joined Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa (the board of Creative New Zealand), Manatū Taonga Ministry of Culture and Heritage advised1toda…

Te Papa seeks citizen scientists to catch and dispatch mosquitos

2020 Feb 24

Instead of squashing that mosquito on your leg, you could post it in to Te Papa and be part of New Zealand’s first mozzie census. Don’t squash it: catch it, freeze it, and send it! That’s1…

World War Two New Zealand audio discs given world heritage status

2020 Feb 17

A collection of nearly 1,600 audio discs made for New Zealand radio during World War Two has been recognised by the United Nations as taonga of significant cultural value. The discs, along with four…

Ngati Porou share their journey towards Te Tiriti settlement

2020 Feb 17

Today’s launch of the Ngati Porou treaty settlement documentary is significant for the iwi and for all New Zealanders as we further our understanding of the journey to Te Tiriti o Waitangi1settlem…

‘Bad boy’ organist and music phenomenon to perform with NZSO

2020 Feb 17

American organist Cameron Carpenter, hailed by The Los Angeles Times as a “a phenomenal virtuoso”, will perform for the first time with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in March. Carpenter,1…

Local artist Reuben creates colossal cake for gallery birthday bash

2020 Feb 14

Celebrated local artist Reuben Paterson’s piece - a colossal, glittery cake – is set to take centre stage for the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery’s 50th street party. Reuben, best known for his1…

Hokitika joins Tohu Whenua

2020 Feb 14

Hokitika Port, Commercial and Government Centre will join Tohu Whenua today, recognising it as one of New Zealand’s most treasured heritage places. Joining other sites on the West Coast as1…

Come along to our Public History talk on Wednesday 04 March 2020

2020 Feb 13

In this talk, authors Stephanie Gibson, Matariki Williams and Puawai Cairns will provide insights into the stories and objects that fill the recent publication Protest Tautohetohe: Objects of1Resis…

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