=""

Over the past couple of years a team of tipua rarekē | curious creatures have been mining the deepest recesses of our collections metadata in order to offer it to you for creative use. What does this mean? Here, Digital Channels Manager Adrian Kingston introduces our Collections API.Read more

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

A selection of mounted beetles

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. 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

Five women pose in Tiffany Singh's Total internal reflection

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?Read more