Bottlenose dolphin

Conservator Robert Clendon is undertaking the bizarre job of cleaning the teeth of a bottlenose dolphin and then gluing the teeth into position so they don’t pop out while on display.Read more

Our upcoming exhibition ‘Tony Fomison: Lost in the Dark’, diving into his dark and moody works from 1967 to 1975, is co-created with teenagers from Wellington High School, which involved working together across a number of creative sessions. Here, Experience Designer Chloe Johnston channels here inner teen. Read more

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The typeface used in the exhibition ‘Ko Rongowhakaata: The Story of Light and Shadow’ was developed in 2017. But its origins date back to the early 1800s, and is intimately connected to the iwi. Here is its story.Read more

Accompanying the portrait wall in Tūrangawaewae: Art and New Zealand are digital interactives that allow you to dive deeper into the conservation efforts that prepared the paintings for exhibition, and reveal hidden histories. Conservator Paintings Linda Waters writes about what the back of a painting can tell you.Read more