What Difference Does a Museum Make? TE Papa's Contribution to the New Zealand Economy

  title={What Difference Does a Museum Make? TE Papa's Contribution to the New Zealand Economy},
  author={L. Kaino},
  journal={Media International Australia},
  pages={31 - 42}
  • L. Kaino
  • Published 1 November 2005
  • Sociology
  • Media International Australia
Te Papa museum opened in Wellington, New Zealand in 1998. This paper examines its impact on economic growth in Wellington and New Zealand. It argues that Te Papa's outstanding achievements in visitation numbers and reception have been pivotal to the transformation of Wellington into an attractive tourist, leisure and working destination. Te Papa's exogenous wealth has been considerably boosted by a high overseas visitation rate. In addition, its popular, accessible exhibition programs… Expand
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