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Te Papa Honours 40 Years of New Zealand Chinese Diplomacy

Mr Jia Qingling and Hon Dr Pita Sharple sharing a hongi on Te Papa's Marae. Photograph courtesy of the Xinhua News Agency.

新西兰国家博物馆庆祝新西兰与中国建交40周年 As the New Zealand and Chinese Governments mark the fortieth anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations, the National Museums of New Zealand and China are set to strengthen the bonds of the two cultures as they prepare to exchange exhibitions. An announcement about forthcoming exchanges was made when Te Papa welcomed His Excellency Mr Jia… Read more »

Wellingtonians – Save our Services with a Council Submission

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As you’ve now heard, Te Papa is calling on its Wellington ratepayers to support our services by making official council submissions. Wellington City Council has an interactive website where you can make official submissions online. Remember, when you’re filling in the Online Submission Form – Wellington City Council classes Te Papa as a Visitor Attraction… Read more »

Its a 14 Year old!!

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Usually February 14 is a day where the lovers of the world get to indulge their romantic sides in the buying of fine food, nice flowers and maybe even jewellery of sorts, St Valentine’s Day at Te Papa has a second layer of celebration attached. It’s our birthday! So, as our social media person posted… Read more »

Is Te Papa Your Friend or Foe?

Well, Kia Ora everyone – Firstly, I’d like to introduce myself, I’m Filipo Katavake-McGrath, the communications person here at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa and you can find out more about me here  I’m going to start up a discussion, the first of many for the next year … basically I’d like to… Read more »

Day Two: We have a Lighthouse!

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There’s no better way to capitalise on Wellington’s famous sunny day conditions than to continue building on the tape art experience from Day 1, and set against the backdrop of an inspiring blue sky above Whānganui a Tāra (Wellington Harbour) the tape art of Erica Duthie and Struan Ashby continues. And while yesterday it was… Read more »

Tape Art: Day One… it begins!

  • The first group of portraits
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  • Erica Duthie, with one of her first portrait subjects, Henriette
  • underneath the sign

  It’s a sunny Thursday with lots of people popping past the front façade of Te Papa. What better conditions in which to transform the exterior walls of the national museum into a piece of impromptu social art. Tape artist Erica Duthie and her partner Struan Ashby will spend the next four days constructing images… Read more »