Future sustainability science at Te Papa

News & events

Future sustainability science at Te Papa

3 July, 2020

Te Papa Te Taiao RosieWe partnered with Te Papa Tongarewa to include future sustainability science in the national museum’s new Te Taiao | Nature exhibition which opened in May 2019.

Over 300,000 visitors saw the MacDiarmid Institute exhibit in the first five months of the display.

The new permanent exhibition explores the unique natural environment and highlights the innovative ways we are protecting it.

Based on the work of scientists at the MacDiarmid Institute, new energy technologies that can capture carbon dioxide out of the air and new types of solar cells are on display as part of the climate change section of the exhibit.

Our new partnership with the MacDiarmid Institute allows us to showcase some of New Zealand’s leading research on materials science relating to building a more sustainable future.

Dr Dean Peterson Director of Collections and Research at Te Papa