Taonga puoro

Overview 

Along with the Director of Mātauranga Māori, our team is committed to ongoing research concerning the taonga Māori (Māori cultural treasures) in our care. An important focus is the collation and verification of our records and working with artists and iwi (tribal groups) to develop our existing knowledge base.

Here is a sample of some of the areas of research undertaken recently by the Māori team as part of their exhibition, publication, and collection work.