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Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa 

When:
On now
Where:
Level 5
Cost:
Free entry
Type:
Arts 

Ruby's room, no. 45 2007, Noble, Anne (1954– ). Purchased 2011. Te Papa
Ruby's room, no. 45 2007, Noble, Anne (1954– ). Purchased 2011. Te Papa
[Cascade from Mitre, Milford Sound] 1885, Burton Brothers studio (1867–1898), Burton, Alfred (1834–1914), Dunedin. Te Papa
[Cascade from Mitre, Milford Sound] 1885, Burton Brothers studio (1867–1898), Burton, Alfred (1834–1914), Dunedin. Te Papa

Current Exhibitions

New Zealand Photography Collected

Brings hundreds of rare and fascinating photographs out of Te Papa’s storerooms and onto the gallery walls. From 19th-century portraits to family snapshots, and dramatic landscapes to modern art photography, this inspiring exhibition includes works by luminaries such as Alfred Burton, Brian Brake, Marti Friedlander, Laurence Aberhart, Anne Noble, and Gavin Hipkins.

The exhibition coincides with a major new book from Te Papa Press, New Zealand Photography Collected, written by Te Papa curator Athol McCredie.
New Zealand Photography Collected – find out more.

Carleton Watkins

Celebrates the 150 year anniversary of the museum with a selection of large-scale prints by one of the foremost American photographers of the 1800s, Carleton Watkins. The director of the Colonial Museum, James Hector, acquired the prints in 1888.

Open Home

Showcases works by Derrick Cherrie, L. Budd, Julian Dashper, and others, that deal with what happens when homes go ‘on display’.

#tepapaphoto

Running alongside New Zealand Photography Collected is a participatory photo sharing project, #tepapaphoto.

Check out the current #tepapaphoto selection here and in the Level 5 gallery.

Do you have a photo that people will want to see in 100 years? Share it on Instagram with #tepapaphoto. In your caption, tell us why you think it will last the distance.

‘Most of us have collections of photographs, in albums or loose in boxes, on our mobile phone or on social media. Museum collections are different, acquired with the very long term in mind.’ Athol McCredie, Te Papa photography curator

What makes a photo worth keeping forever, for everyone? It might show something rare or unrepeatable. Maybe it captures a historic moment.  Or expresses something about ourselves.

 

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