Ngā Kohinga Whakaaturanga Curated Collections

Our online exhibitions are open 24/7 so you can explore highlights from the vibrant audiovisual heritage of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Explore the world of groundbreaking filmmaker Len Lye, in collaboration with the Len Lye Foundation.
Still from Len Lye footage depicting a thumbs up.
These favourites from the collection tell the fascinating story of New Zealand's music video evolution.
This 45-minute documentary shares some of our country's unique stories through its audiovisual treasures.
From Te Puea Hērangi to Lorde, from weavers to war heroes, this exhibition celebrates a diverse range of women.
Take a tour through items from the collection that shine a light on the wonderful legacy of Katherine Mansfield.
Radio interviews with wāhine Māori broadcast in 1993, to mark the International Year for the World's Indigenous Peoples and the centenary of Women's Suffrage.
This exhibition highlights the voices and lives of the first women voters in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The story of te reo on air and the broadcasters who championed te reo Māori on radio.
Microphone against a wooden Māori carving.
Highlighting the speeches, waiata and haka delivered to the 28th Māori Battalion on their return to Wellington in 1946.
The fascinating story of the first 25 years of film in New Zealand, 1895–1920.
Ngā Taonga Kōrero is a collection of our oldest te reo recordings, with waiata and haka performances.
Turangawaewae marae, Ngaruawahia, Waikato.
Browse this selection of classic Kiwi cinema, TV and radio ads from the 1920s to the 2000s.
Our exhibition about the 1981 Springbok Tour and the preservation of PATU!, the definitive protest documentary.
The journey to restore and preserve the work of Thomas Henry Whetton, freelance cameraman and inventor.
Old rusty film canisters and damaged film.