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