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Report from our latest book launch

Antonia Prebble launched our newest Te Papa Press book New Zealand Fashion Design by Angela Lassig on Thursday night at the Grand Tearoom at the Heritage in Auckland.  That amazing piece of Queen City retro looked all the more beautiful decked out in the A1 poster blowups from the book and so did all the dollies… Read more »

Come on in to the Mixing Room

Mixing-HomePG

One more sleep to go until The Mixing Room, stories from young refugees in New Zealand opens in the Community Gallery on Level 4 at Te Papa. We are so very proud of our young people who have contributed to the show and we are flying about 40 of them to Wellington for the day… Read more »

Abdalla in the house!

Abdalla behind the mic

Abdalla is one of our stars in The Mixing Room, stories from young refugees in New Zealand exhibition opening this Saturday 10 April at Te Papa.  His poetry and a short film of his life in NZ that he made in some workshops will be showcased with the work of other young people from refugee… Read more »

Race Relations Day 2010

  • Patrick from The Mixing Room, Photographed by Kate Whitley
  • Patrick from The Mixing Room, Kate Whitley, 2009
  • Patrick
  • The Mixing Room

The theme for Race Relations Day 2010 is ‘It’s About Us – Whānau’ and we are officially celebrating it on Sunday 21st March – this weekend!  In the days around Race Relations Day community groups, councils, schools, workplaces, marae and places of worship are encouraged to host events and celebrations to acknowledge the value of… Read more »

Amgueddfa blog

Michael Houlihan, Te Papa’s newly appointed CEO, is currently Director General of Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales. http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/ In a recent post on the Amgueddfa blog Michael talks about his decision to make the big move from Wales to New Zealand: http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/blog/?cat=409 I was checking out pictures on the Amgueddfa blog of the wildlife and woodlands in the snow… Read more »

Our new CEO – Michael Houlihan

Michael Houlihan, Te Papa's new CEO

Te Papa has a new CEO – Michael Houlihan. Yesterday the Chairman and Board of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa confirmed the appointment of Michael Houlihan as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the museum. Michael Houlihan was interviewed yesterday morning, shortly after the announcement, by Simon Morton on Radio NZ… Read more »

Weavers National Hui 2009, Takitimu marae, Te Wairoa

  • Weaving with kuta (elaeocharis sphacelata)
  • Takitimu marae, before the pōwhiri
  • Sue Sheele talking with weavers
  • Handing over of the wakahuia to the next host weavers group

On the 23-26 October, fellow work colleague Hokimate Harwood and I attended one of the biggest events on the arts calendar of Māori weaving-the Te Roopu Raranga Whatu o Aotearoa Weavers National Hui. A biennial event, the first inaugural hui was called by Ngoingoi Pewhairangi of Te Whānau-a-Ruataupare, a member of the Māori South Pacific… Read more »

Otis Frizzell at Te Papa next week

Otis Frizzell

It’s been really heartening to see how NZ has dug deep to aid Samoa after the recent tsunami.  TVNZ’s Good Morning programme broadcast live from Te Papa and other main centres on Wednesday to support the Red Cross’s appeal.  In total, they raised $165,000 in just three hours! Online giving website Givealittle has received over… Read more »

Proof is in the … pic of you in the car!

View of the TRS showcar on Level 2, from Level 4. © Te Papa, 2009.

The Te Papa events are rockin! There are so many people are having a blast – seeing the F1 cars up in the exhibition on Level 4, checking out the big Toyota Racing Series transporter truck parked out front, marvelling at the curious 2-seater (there aint that many 2-seaters around the world I can tell… Read more »

Blue Friday at Te Papa

  • © Te Papa, 2009.
  • © Te Papa, 2009.
  • © Te Papa, 2009.
  • © Te Papa, 2009.

Last Friday (25  September) was designated Blue Friday, part of the bigger Blue September to help raise awareness of prostate cancer here in New Zealand – about 600 men die of this disease every year. Not good! People from around New Zealand were encouraged to wear blue, decorate in blue to help raise this awareness as… Read more »