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.
Kirstie’s packing up to leave Te Papa for the last time but we couldn’t let her go without interviewing her about her 14.5 years here.
Read about Botanists Heidi Meudt and Antony Kusabs epic 14-day forget-me-not field work adventure. Highlights include solving a plant identification mystery and finding a plant that hadn’t been collected in almost a century.
With today’s launch of the film The Meg, Curator of Vertebrates Alan Tennyson looks at what we know about the monster that grew to 18 metres and lived in New Zealand’s waters – the megalodon ‘big tooth’ shark (Carcharocles megalodon).
Do you love insects and puzzles? This is your chance to make entomology history. We need help matching thousands of specimens to their records from three handwritten books by New Zealand entomologist George Hudson. Curator Terrestrial Invertebrates Julia Kasper explains the details.
Senior Curator New Zealand Culture & History Claire Regnault uncovers the story of Gladys Pidgeon, New Zealand’s sole female representative at the 1930 British Empire Games, who was not allowed to travel alone.
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.
Curator Historical International Art Dr Mark Stocker explores the sensational prints of Swedish artist Anders Zorn.
In our daily behind the scenes work we use agile methodology and te reo – but we can always do better. Reo Māori Writer Ranea Aperahama worked with the team driving agile throughout Te Papa to come up with the reo interpretations.
Head of Science Dr Susan Waugh introduces Dr Barbara Mizumo Tomotani, arriving in September to look at how our birdlife has adapted to human impact.
What do Te Papa’s five Kates (well, four Kates and a Katie) have to say about their famous namesake, Kate Sheppard, who successfully led the quest for New Zealand women to gain the right to vote 125 years ago this year?