Te Papa Collections Online

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
Saga. Reynolds, Alan (artist), 1956. Reynolds, Alan. Purchased 1957. Reproduced courtesy of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa under a CC BY-NC-ND licence (1957-0027-1)

Description icon-questionA descriptive note detailing the content and context of the digital collection.

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is the national museum of New Zealand. Their collections online contain information of more than 500,000 works of art. Among them, more than 30,000 have downloadable images for reuse in high resolution. Users can search by keywords.

Collection Type icon-questionBroad terms that define the type of digital collection

Subject icon-question Broad terms or phrases that describe, identify, or interpret the digital image collection and what it depicts or expresses. Values were obtained using the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) by the Getty Research Institute.

Style Period icon-questionTerms that define the styles, art periods, movements, etc. whose characteristics are represented in digital image collection. Values were obtained using the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) by the Getty Research Institute

Work Types icon-questionTerms that identify the kinds of works in the digital collection being described. It typically refers to a work’s physical form, function, or medium in digital image collection. Values were obtained using the Thesaurus For Graphic Materials (TGM) by Library of Congress.

Openness icon-questionOpenness of the digital collection determined using the 4R activities by Wiley (2010).

Allow Reuse, Redistribute, Revise and Remix for educational and non-commercial purposes

Allow Reuse, Redistribute, Revise and Remix for educational and non-commercial purposes

Notes on Usage icon-questionAdditional notes on the terms of use on the digital images in the collection.

Images are loaded to the site are of three main types: “No known copyright restrictions“, “Creative Commons BY-NC-ND” and “All rights reserved“. The images can be used for educational or noncommercial purposes under Fair Dealing as defined under the the New Zealand Copyright Act 1994. Images on Creative Commons required attribution by including caption information and credit Te Papa as the image source:

e.g. Pressure sprayer, about 1910, New Zealand. A. & T. Burt, Ltd. Purchased 2008. Reproduced courtesy of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa under a CC BY-NC-ND licence (GH011797)

For images on “All rights reserved“, the museum does not authorise the use of this image beyond the uses allowed by fair dealing.

Please check their Rights and Licenses for full details before using images.
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