Tairāwhiti Museum is grateful to Professor Jack Richards for his generous support of many activities at the museum.
The Jack C Richards Decorative Arts Gallery, opened in 2014, houses changing displays of objects drawn from Jack Richards’ collection.
Jack Richards sponsors students from the New Zealand School of Music to perform at the museum in a winter Sunday concert series.
Tairāwhiti Museum works closely with Gisborne District Council through a Contract for Services and Lease Agreement to provide museum services within the Tairāwhiti Region. This contract provides for the majority of the museum’s ongoing operational funding.
Tairāwhiti Museum has a Contract with the Ministry of Education through it’s LEOTC (Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom) Programme. This contract provides operational funding for the museum to deliver our schools education programmes.
For more information please contact the Museum Director
We welcome opportunities to work with organisations, businesses and individuals to celebrate the rich culture of Tairāwhiti and support the well-being and prosperity of our communities. Please contact the museum Director to discuss your ideas.
Sunrise Foundation Special Interest Fund
The museum recently established a special interest fund with The Sunrise Foundation. This endowment fund will support the development and care of the museum’s art and heritage collection. To find out more about supporting this fund please contact the Museum Director, or The Sunrise Foundation.
We welcome ideas for new projects and exhibitions so if you have something in mind, please get in touch – we would love to hear from you!