Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Act 1992

7 Functions
  • (1) The principal functions of the Board are—

    • (a) to control and maintain the Museum:

    • (b) to collect works of art and items relating to history and the natural environment:

    • (c) to act as an accessible national depository for collections of art and items relating to history and the natural environment:

    • (d) to develop, conserve, and house securely the collections of art and items relating to history and the natural environment in the Board’s care:

    • (e) to exhibit, or make available for exhibition by other public art galleries, museums, and allied organisations, such material from its collections as the Board from time to time determines:

    • (f) to conduct research into any matter relating to its collections or associated areas of interest and to assist others in such research:

    • (g) to provide an education service in connection with its collections:

    • (h) to disseminate information relating to its collections, and to any other matters relating to the Museum and its functions:

    • (i) to co-operate with and assist other New Zealand museums in establishing a national service, and in providing appropriate support to other institutions and organisations holding objects or collections of national importance:

    • (j) to co-operate with other institutions and organisations having objectives similar to those of the Board:

    • (k) to endeavour to make the best use of the Board’s collections in the national interest:

    • (l) to design, construct, and commission any building or structure required by the Museum.

    (2) The Minister may not give a direction to the Board in relation to cultural matters.

    Compare: 1972 No 11 s 11(1)

    Section 7(2): added, on 25 January 2005, by section 200 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 (2004 No 115).