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Arts Media
Free art videos and audio tracks, including artist talks, curator commentaries, behind-the-scenes, and more.
Some of these audio tracks are from our Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa audio guide, available free to borrow in the Level 5 galleries – just ask a host.
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Behind the scenes: From storeroom to gallery wall
<EM>The first view of the valley</EM> by Carleton Watkins

The first view of the valley by Carleton Watkins

Curator Lissa Mitchell talks about this dramatic photograph
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<EM>Relief Hill, Nevada County</EM> by Carleton Watkins

Relief Hill, Nevada County by Carleton Watkins

Curator Lissa Mitchell talks about this photograph of Californian mining
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<EM>Milford Sound, cascade from Mitre</EM> by Alfred Burton

Milford Sound, cascade from Mitre by Alfred Burton

Curator Athol McCredie talks about this early scenic photograph
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<EM>Colonial Mutual Life building</EM> by Gordon Burt

Colonial Mutual Life building by Gordon Burt

Curator Athol McCredie talks about this photograph of a vanished Wellington building
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<EM>Miss H Hedley</EM> by Spencer Digby Studios

Miss H Hedley by Spencer Digby Studios

Curator Athol McCredie talks about this glamourous studio photograph
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<EM>Georgiana Meen</EM>, photographer unknown

Georgiana Meen, photographer unknown

Curator Athol McCredie talks about this early photographic portrait
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<EM>Central School orchestra</EM>, photographer unknown

Central School orchestra, photographer unknown

Curator Athol McCredie examines the details of this group portrait
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<EM>Untitled</EM> (scene from the New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion ‘Hui Aroha’, by James McDonald

Untitled (scene from the New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion ‘Hui Aroha’, by James McDonald

Curator Athol McCredie discusses this photograph of a Gisborne hui
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<EM>Marine snail, Carinastele kristellae</EM> by Bruce Marshall

Marine snail, Carinastele kristellae by Bruce Marshall

Curator Athol McCredie talks about this highly detailed image
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