Puke Ariki has a team of dedicated curators who look after the different parts of the collection.

The collection is divided into four separately curated areas:

Pictorial Collection

This collection includes photographs and fine arts, such as paintings and works on paper.

Social History Collection

This collection includes furniture, militaria, domestic ware, industrial items, natural history specimens, textiles and clothing.

Taonga Māori Collection

This collection comprises Māori artefacts ranging from carvings, textiles, implements and archaeological finds to contemporary Māori art and craft.

Archive Collection

This collection includes personal papers, architectural plans, maps, voluntary group archives, business archives, and Taranaki regional newspapers.


To contact our team please email curators@npdc.govt.nz or phone us on 06 759 6060.