13 Feb 2024

Wellington's Te Papa museum digitise tapa from around the Pacific

From , 6:01 am on 13 February 2024
Te Papa museum in Wellington have started the digitising process of over 100 tapa cloths for an upcoming publication

Te Papa museum in Wellington have started the digitising process of over 100 tapa cloths for an upcoming publication Photo: Te Papa Museum

The imaging and collections team from Wellington's Te Papa museum are spending the next few weeks photographing numerous large tapa cloths for an upcoming publication. 

The digitising process of tapa which have come from all over the Pacific is a delicate and time-consuming project, but the benefits include accessibility and preservation. 

Te Papa museum's collection imaging managers, Michael O'Neill and Grace Hutton spoke with Pacific Waves host Susana Suisuiki.