Images of works from Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu’s collection can now be searched in Matapihi, the National Library’s consolidated database of New Zealand images of all sorts.
It’s all pretty simple to use – you just do a search for, say, Rita Angus and you will get a page of results, not only of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu items, but items from any of the places listed below. Each result will have a brief description and an image. If you click on the image, a new window will open and you will be taken to the page displaying that work at the owning institution’s website.
Other NZ galleries, museums and libraries that are on Matapihi are:
Alexander Turnbull Library
Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Auckland City Libraries
Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Christchurch City Libraries
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
New Zealand Electronic Text Centre
The New Zealand Film Archive Ngā Kaitiaki o Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua
Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
The University of Auckland Library
University of Canterbury Library
University of Otago Library, including Hocken Collections