• Sponsors, Donors and Partners

Tairāwhiti Museum would like to acknowledge the support of the following ongoing sponsors

Exhibition previews and events

Sunshine Brewery

Spade Oak Vineyard

Friends of the Museum discount programme

Personality Framers


Tairāwhiti Museum Patron: Professor Jack C Richards

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.

Find out more about the Jack C Richards Collection

Jack Richards sponsors students from the New Zealand School of Music to perform at the museum in a winter Sunday concert series.

Contracts for Services

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



Special Project Grants

Tairāwhiti Museum is grateful for support from Eastland Community Trust and Eastland and Central Community Trust and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage toward recent museum projects.

Tairāwhiti Museum partners with many organisations to deliver exhibitions, events and special projects.

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.

To propose a donation of items to the museum collections please go here.


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