We have just started stocking Ngā uku taonga pūoro or Traditional clay musical treasures, by Keil Caskey and wanted to highlight his incredible work with the kōrero behind this taonga. We think it's almost as beautiful as the pieces themselves! 

TE PAPA PRESS | New Zealand Book Awards Winner

Protest Tautohetohe: Objects of Resistance, Persistence and Defiance has been awarded the New Zealand Book Award for best Illustrated Non-Fiction. 

Edited by Te Papa's Curator NZ Histories & Cultures - Stephanie Gibson; Curator Matauranga Maori  - Matariki Williams and Acting Director Audience & Insight - Puawai Cairns.

STAFF PICKS | Perehana Te Papa

Our staff talk about their favorite supplier or producer, this month Sales Assistant Charlotte Goodman talks about the clever design of the Abstract products. 

From Our Place, to yours

Our point of view is driven by Te Papa’s relationship to New Zealand. We focus on products which take inspiration from the museum. Sometimes that’s because they are designed with care for the environment in mind, just like our Te Taiao | Nature exhibition teaches. Perhaps they’re just celebrating the amazing work of New Zealand artists by giving them a platform on which to reach a wider audience. Our Taonga collections are comprised of works by Māori master carvers and weavers, prized pieces which may become museum collection items themselves in generations to come. Maybe the products are just examples of good old kiwi ingenuity. What you can be sure of, is that they’re carefully selected by our team to create a collection which represents all the aspects of Aoteoroa Te Papa celebrates. Whether you’re looking to treat a special kiwi, or share a bit of Our Place with someone from across the ditch, you can do it with pride knowing every purchase you make supports our national museum.