New museum mooted for Te Papa’s art collection

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Te Papa’s new chairman Sir Wira Gardiner has thrown his weight behind a proposal to build a 100 million dollar gallery to house Te Papa’s extensive (and barely seen) art collection.  Given that the bulk of funding would need to be provided by private donors, some are skeptical as to whether the project will get off the ground.  Wellington-based curator Luit Bieringa  stated that “It’s been mooted too often for me to take it seriously any more.”  However, with heavyweights Sir Wira and new Te Papa chief executive Mike Houlihan supporting Te Papa board member Chris Parkin’s aim to “leave Wellington with a new national art gallery”, let’s hope they can deliver.

You can read more about the proposal here.

New museum mooted for Te Papa’s art collection

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