International Repatriations  

To date, Te Papa has repatriated ancestral remains and Toi Moko from 15 countries bringing back to New Zealand over 400 ancestors. Below is a list of international repatriations carried out  by the National Museum and includes those carried out prior to the establishment of the dedicated Karanga Aotearoa Repatriation Programme:

1990 Museum of Ethnology Stockholm Sweden
  Museum of Victoria Melbourne Australia
  National Museum Ireland Dublin Ireland
1991 Ulster Museum Belfast Ireland
1992 Musée d’Ethograph Geneva Switzerland
  Museum for Volkerkunde Basel Switzerland
1994 Manchester Museum Manchester England
  New Zealand High Commission London England


Royal Albert Memorial Museum Exeter England
  Lichfield Museum, Staffordshire Staffordshire England
  Sheffield City Museum and Mappin Art Gallery Sheffield England
1998 National Museum of Denmark Copenhagen Denmark
  Queensland Museum Brisbane  Australia
  Whitby Museum Leeds England
  Scarborough Museum North Yorkshire England
1999 University of Edinburgh Edinburgh Scotland
  National Museums of Scotland Edinburgh Scotland
2000 South Australian Museum Adelaide Australia
2001 Australian Museum Sydney Australia
2004 Museo Ethnográfico Buenos Aires Argentina
  Bishop Museum, Hawai’i & National Burials Programme Hawai'i United States of America
2005 University of Melbourne Melbourne Australia
  Museum Victoria Melbourne Australia
  State Coroner’s Office Melbourne Australia
  Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde Leiden Netherlands
  Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Glasgow Scotland
  Suffolk Regiment Museum Suffolk England
  Perth Art Gallery and Museum Perth Scotland
  Saffron Walden Museum Essex England
  Leeds Museum Exeter England
  Royal Albert Memorial Art Gallery & Museum Exeter England
2006 Uberseemuseum Bremen Germany
2007 Marischal Museum Aberdeen Scotland
  Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Tasmania Australia
  National Museums Australia Canberra Australia
  Australian National Wildlife Collection, CSIRO Canberra Australia
  Institute of Anatomy Canberra Australia
  Field Museum Chicago United States of America
  National Museums Liverpool Liverpool England
  Swansea Museum Swansea Wales
  Hancock Museum Newcastle England
  Plymouth Museum Plymouth England
  Bexhill Museum Sussex  England
  University College Sussex  England
  Royal College of Surgeons London England
  BARTS and the London, Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry London England
  Bristol Museum Bristol England
2008 Royal Ontario Museum Toronto Canada
  Canadian Museum of Civilisation Ottawa Canada
  University of British Columbia Vancouver Canada
  Oxford Museum of Natural History Oxford England
  British Museum (partial approval for köiwi tangata only) London England
  Manchester Museum Manchester England
  Cuming Museum London England
  National Museums of Scotland Department of Zoology and Geology Glasgow Scotland
2009 Macleay Museum University of Sydney Sydney Australia
  Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales Cardiff Wales
  Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow Glasgow Scotland
  The Museum of World Culture / Vårldskultur Museet Gothenburg Sweden
  Gothenburg Museum of Natural History Gothenburg Sweden
  Trinity College Dublin Republic of Ireland
 2011 Lund University  Lund Sweden
  Frankfurt Museum of World Cultures Frankfurt Germany
  Senckenburg Museum of World Cultures Frankfurt Germany
  Oslo University, Department of Anatomy Oslo Norway
  Oslo University Museum of Cultural History Oslo Norway
  Rouen Museum of Natural History Rouen France
2012 Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle Paris France
  Musée National de la Marine Paris France
  Musée du Quai Branly Paris France
  Museum de Nantes Nantes France
  Museum de Lille Lille France
  Musée des Beaux-Arts Dunkurque Franc e
  Musée des Confluences Lyon France
  Musée des Sens Sens France
  Musée d’Arts Africains, Océaniens, Amérindiens de Marseille Marseille France
  Université de Montpellier Montpellier France
  Western Australian Museum  Perth Australia
  Shellshear Museum, University of Sydney  Sydney Australia
  Stanford University San Francisco United States of America
  Montreal Museum of Fine Arts  Montreal City Canada
  Professor H.B. Fell, Private Collection Oklahoma United States of America
2013  Natural History Museum Rhode Island United States of America
   Peabody Essex Museum Salem United States of America
   Wellcome Trust London England
   University of Birmingham Birmingham England
   Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery Guernsey Guernsey Island
   Royal College of Surgeons Ireland Dublin Republic of Ireland
   Warrington Museum & Art Gallery Warrington England
2014  Milwaukee Public Museum Milwaukee (WI) United States of America
   American Museum of Natural History New York (NY) United States of America
2015  Weltmuseum Wien Vienna Austria
   Private collection of Dr. Alan Rubin Philadelphia (PA) United States of America