Book recommendation for:
- Stunning, vintage illustrations
- Fascinating insect facts
- A deep dive into one of Te Papa's most extensive collections
An Exquisite Legacy by George Gibbs, is the illustrated biography of G. V. Hudson, 1867-1946, one of New Zealand’s greatest pioneer naturalists and artists. Hudson's remarkable illustrations of this country’s insects are a national treasure, while his huge, personal collection of insects is housed at Te Papa.
Tapping into the knowledge of our curators, conservators, collections and scientists, the Non Fiction books in our collection offer incredible insight into the academia behind our national museum. Perfect gifts for fellow kiwi's, or a great NZ souvenir of your time here!