We’re building a spectacular new art gallery and making changes online.
The Arts Te Papa website will be shutting down soon, but head to Collections Online to find your favourite works from New Zealand’s national art collection.
Whare Toi Bring the whole family to our fantastic studio space with interactive activities for children and adults alike. Draw a self-portrait, share your opinions on art, write your own art-work label, take a selfie, and more. Our latest Artist Project, by Andrew Beck, provides inspiration. Visit Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa.
Art Detective Kit Are you ready to join our team of supremo sleuths? Pick up an Art Detective Kit from the Level 5 Info Hub and use our 5 top-secret missions to explore the galleries. Remember to collect your ‘I’m a Super Sleuth’ badge when you’re done.
Recommended ages 6 to 99. Younger detectives will need the help of an adult-detective sidekick.
Tell Me a Picture is a 90-minute programme available all year round that encourages children to create their own stories inspired by the art works they have seen. More information and booking details.
Māori Art is a 90-minute programme available all year round. Explore toi Māori (Māori art) and create an artwork inspired by what you’ve seen. More information and booking details.
Pacific Art is a 90-minute programme available all year round. Explore Pacific Art and create an artwork inspired by what you’ve seen. More information and booking details.
Photography Study Day will run on the 16 June 2016, 9.30am to 2.30pm. Treat your students to an inspiring day studying photography. More information and booking details.
Art Store Tours is a 60-minute programme available Term 1 2016. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to go behind the scenes with a curator at Te Papa. More information and booking details.
Drawing the handling collection is a 60-minute programme available all year round. Draw or photograph your favourite objects from our extensive handling collection. More information and booking details.
Bill Culbert's 2013 Venice Biennale exhibition, Front Door Out Back
Two education resources are available for teachers: Experiments with Light, a Primary and Intermediate art and science education resource, and Art in Context, Secondary art history and visual art education resource.
Improve your understanding of art and art terms with these art study cards designed for secondary visual art and art history students. Each card explains key art terms and contains a set of targeted questions that enable students to analyse and discuss art works within 8 different topics.
Inspire your students to engage with art, and develop their creative thinking, drawing, visual, verbal, and written-language skills with this comprehensive resource.
More information on the Visual Language resource.