Culture. Business. Innovation.

Join MAHUKI, the innovation accelerator within the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

We develop world-leading digital businesses for the Culture and Heritage sector, particularly Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums.

Mahuki is changing the way millions of people experience culture.


Applications for our 2018 programme have closed, please register your interest for next year's programme here.

Mahuki helps entrepreneurs understand the immense potential of the cultural sector, work with them to meet its needs and provide direct access to the sector in New Zealand and abroad.

Over four months each year, 10 teams work within Mahuki at Te Papa. They are given exclusive access to Te Papa’s experts, resources, 1.8m visitors, and wider cultural and business sector expertise to help develop and test ideas, and create new businesses tailored to the sector.