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10 December 2020

This site is a key part of the Pacific Virtual Museum pilot project, implemented by the National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga  in collaboration with the National Library of Australia , and funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia. This pilot will run until February 2022.

It aims to empower people in and of the Pacific Islands, enabling them to explore, discover and view thousands of items held in museums, libraries, galleries, and collections around the world and to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific. It includes images, objects, video, audio, text, and maps.

Update 2022: The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has provided further funding until June 2023. This funding is to build on the work of the pilot phase, but also to enable travel and engagement in the Pacific region, that had not been able to be undertaken during the pandemic.