Lots of us care about saving the whales, but not many get as hands-on as technician Stephanie Ho. She’s spent the last nine months caring for whale bones in Te Papa’s collections. It’s a messy, smelly and painstaking job, but it’s protecting these important specimens for the future. Stephanie tells us more.Read more

University of Auckland student Susannah Whaley has spent her MA year intrigued by Rita Angus’s goddess portraits. As our guest blogger, she focusses on three fascinating, but little-known works, and asks whether they are self-portraits, goddesses, or both.Read more

Alphonse Legros

Art history student and recent intern Lily Pare Hallbutcher shares her passion for the prints of Anglo-French artist Alphonse Legros (1837-1911), focusing on some key works: Farm at the monastery, Sir Charles Holroyd, The Triumph of Death, and Angler.Read more

Victoria University Summer scholar Anna Rigg talks about the detail in Rembrandt’s works that at first, escaped her. This will be my final blog for Te Papa after a Rembrandt-filled summer. Spending this much time with a relatively small group of works (just under a hundred prints all up) means noticingRead more