New Zealand's national museum has appointed a new head of Pacific and New Zealand cultures and histories.
Significantly for Te Papa, it is the first time a person of Pacific heritage has held the role.
Togialelei Dr Safua Akeli Amaama comes to New Zealand from her role as head of Samoan Studies at the National University of Samoa.
She spoke with Dominic Godfrey about balancing the museum's narratives with a Pacific perspective.
Togialelei started with drew her away from Samoa.