The Te Papa blog is growing and diversifying and it’s all good. It reflects the range of collections and expertise in the museum which span art, history, science, plants, animals, fossils, taonga Maori, and the Pacific.
Check out the recent art blog posts, along with posts on spiders, plants and even fossil tuatara.
Among world museums the interdisciplinary nature of Te Papa’s collections makes us unique – it gives us great strengths, and also some challenges.
For squid fans out there I just wanted to let you know that the colossal squid interactives are now ALL available online through the squid website.
You can now explore the insides and outside of the big squid from the comfort of your own computer.
Check out the jaw-dropping footage of the live colossal squid being hauled up onto the San Aspiring fishing boat from the depths of the Southern Ocean in The Squid Files interactive.
And if you want to find out about life in the dark depths of the Southern Ocean where the colossal squid lives you can have a go with The Deep interactive.
Build a Squid is still going strong – we’ve got about 42,000 squid as of today!
If you’ve played the squid interactives in the exhibition at Te Papa or online and you’ve got a favourite one, tell us!
Or if you’ve got another computer interactive at Te Papa that you really like then let us know.