Host and Sponsors

Mataora: Encounters between Medicine and the Arts is being organised in partnership with Victoria University of Wellington and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Victoria University of Wellington is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious tertiary institutions with a proud tradition of academic excellence. It is characterised by the depth, consistency and effectiveness of its  culture of domestic and international engagement.  It is currently  ranked top in New Zealand for research quality.

Te Papa opened in 1998 with a narrative-based, interdisciplinary, and interactive approach and a commitment to biculturalism which has attracted international attention.  Its Māori name, ‘Te Papa Tongarewa’, translates literally to ‘container of treasures’. A fuller interpretation is ‘our container of treasured things and people that spring from mother earth here in New Zealand’.