The story behind our name
(verb)(-a,-hia,ngia-tia) to tell a story in detail.
Everything has a story.
Like the collections of the National Library, the objects in our store all represent a time, a place, a person.
In working with local artists, authors, designers and makers, we ensure that there's consideration and curation in our offering that brings our stories, and the feelings they inspire, closer to the surface.
Te Puna Mātauranga is a record of who we are as a nation, so we don't forget.