Visiting Te Papa’s Herbarium (WELT)

If you would like to view or study specimens at Te Papa’s Herbarium (WELT) while you are in Wellington for the conference, please contact Kaitiaki Taonga Collection Manager Botany Antony Kusabs to arrange access.

Tupeia antarctica (G.Forst.) Cham. & Schltdl., collected by Daniel Solander and Joseph Banks, 15 January 1770, “prope Totaranui” [Marlborough Sounds, Queen Charlotte Sound], New Zealand. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. Te Papa (SP063682/A)

Most of the staff at WELT will be attending the conference on Mon 25, Tues 26 and Thurs 28 November, so access may be limited on those days. However, we will have staff available to provide access on Wed 27 and Fri 29 November, as well as weekdays during the weeks prior to and following the conference. Please let Antony know when you would like to access the herbarium, and what your requirements are. If you would like access outside of these times, please discuss this with Antony.

You may wish to consult online databases help you prepare for your visit. Many of the collections at WELT are databased and can be seen on Te Papa’s Collections Online or the Australasian Virtual Herbarium.