Posts written by tepapamuseum

Te Papa’s acknowledgement of the Canterbury earthquakes

Te Papa acknowledges that the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 were one of the most significant and devastating events in New Zealand’s history. As such, Te Papa is working actively to preserve the memory and evidence of these traumatic events for future generations, as well as providing direct, expert support to heritage organisations affected. As… Read more »

Meet the photographers of NZ Birds Online #6 – Craig McKenzie

Adult spotted shag in flight with nesting material. Otago Peninsula, July 2010. Photographer: Craig McKenzie © Craig McKenzie, courtesy NZ Birds Online

Packed full of stunning pictures, detailed information and beautiful bird calls, NZ Birds Online is an online encyclopaedia of birds created in collaboration between Te Papa, DOC and OSNZ. We’re indebted to the photographers who’ve shared their images with us – and now the world! Joining us for our Meet the photographers series is Craig McKenzie, discussing the perils of too much tea whilst bird spotting…. Read more »

Petrus van der Velden died in Auckland one hundred years ago today, destitute and far from his native Netherlands. He had arrived in Christchurch in the summer of 1890-91, the beginning of a decade credited with changing the path of New Zealand’s painting. Already an established artist, whose work and attitude had impressed the young… Read more »

WearableArt™ Windows: Maia – Wellington High School

Maia's design sketches. © Maia Holder-Monk

Our WearableArt™ themed windows series continues with Maia from Wellington High School and another take on the Longhorn Beetle image from yesterday. My name is Maia Holder-Monk and I am in Year 13 student studying Fashion Technology at Wellington High School. The photo of the Longhorn Beetle jumped out at me with its vivid colours… Read more »

WearableArt™ Windows: Rosie – Queen Margaret College

The Bumblebee that Rosie used for inspiration. Photographer: Te Papa, © Te Papa

Our WearableArt™ themed windows series continues today with Rosie from Queen Margaret College and her take on a black bumblebee. My name is Rosie Reid and I am a year 13 student, studying materials technology at Queen Margret College. I enjoy the innovation and creativity associated with this subject, so being given the opportunity to… Read more »