Pride, belonging & identity:

Exploring access to and consumption of museum content by Pacific Peoples.

Discover the pulse of Pacific peoples in museums

Ni sa bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Talofa lava, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Mālō nī,  Tēnā koutou katoa, Fakatalofa atu, Noa’ia, and warm Pacific greetings.

Step into the future of museum engagement, where the voices of Pacific communities ring clear, charting a course for inclusive and vibrant cultural encounters. Our comprehensive research peels back layers of historical disconnect to forge new, empowering connections between Pacific peoples and Aotearoa New Zealand’s museums. Through innovative strategies and heartfelt stories, discover how we can create spaces that celebrate and animate Pacific taonga—spaces where every exhibit and narrative pulses with the rich, diverse tapestry of the Pacific spirit. This report is not just a call to action but a beacon guiding us towards a collaborative, dynamic, and deeply connected museum experience. Join the movement to co-create museums that aren’t just seen but felt—where Pacific histories and futures are interwoven with every display and interaction.

Download report

Please provide your details below and wait a few minutes for the report to arrive. If you don’t receive it, please check your spam folder or contact us at for assistance.

About Matada

Matada is a social enterprise that specialises in transformative research, evaluation, consultation, knowledge dissemination and program development to improve the health and wellbeing of communities in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our mission is to create solutions that enhance the wellbeing of individuals, communities, and society. We are backed by highly qualified and experienced researchers with both international and domestic experience. We lead with core values (relationships, respect, reciprocity, community and service) that shape our goals and vision which helps us create positive change.

In partnership