The Hawke’s Bay Museums Foundation Charitable Trust known as the MTG Foundation supports the growth and development of the collections held at MTG Hawke’s Bay, one of New Zealand’s finest and most extensive museum collections.
The MTG Foundation is an avenue for gifts, donations and bequests intended to develop the collection for the benefit of the people of Hawke’s Bay.
For more than 150 years, MTG Hawke’s Bay and its predecessors have played their role as the premier cultural institution in the region. A long history of collecting, exhibition and publication has enlivened discussion and fostered intellectual development. Today MTG Hawke’s Bay is considered one of New Zealand’s leading art galleries and museums.
Those collections, now held in trust for the people of the region by the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust include extensive fine arts, decorative and applied arts, costume and textile collections and significant collections of regional history including key photographs, manuscripts and archives.
In 1936 Lady Florence McLean’s gift of over 850 items of art, Taonga Maori and Pacific items led to the construction of a new gallery in which to house those treasures. In 1976 Mary Bestall consolidated the bequest of her husband and former gallery director Leo Bestall, by making a generous donation of artworks, creating a trust in order that ‘paintings and other works of art might be purchased for display in the art gallery.’
In the period since, donors large and small have added to that collection through bequests, donations or gifts of items.
In order to maintain this legacy and to see the collection continue to develop as a key regional asset, your support is needed.
You can become one of a long list of Hawke’s Bay people to have contributed to this important regional treasure.
The MTG Hawke’s Bay Founding Patrons are a group of visionary individuals who have committed funds of $5,000 each to support the development of the collections held at MTG prior to the opening of the new facility.
Established in early 2013 the Founding Patrons represent contemporary cultural patronage in Hawke’s Bay. Founding Patrons receive a number of benefits including input into the purchase of new works and will have exclusive access to MTG events including exhibtion previews. Other Patron opportunities are in development.
To find out about becoming a MTG Foundation Patron or further information about the MTG Foundation please contact Pam Joyce, Marketing Team Leader on 833 9923 or email@example.com
Visit the Napier i-SITE to find out more about what is happening in Hawkes Bay, from events, activities and accommodation.
View website for Napier i-SITE Visitor Centre
Located in the Art Deco city of Napier. We have worked closely with our builders to promote and develop high quality housing within an open-aspect environment.
View website for Parklands Residential Estate
Situated in the centre of Napier, in the middle of Onekawa Park, the Napier Aquatic Centre is a safe and affordable aquatic facility for everyone.
View website for Napier Aquatic Centre
Unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation.
View website for Napier Municipal Theatre
strive to Inspire, Educate and Entertain by providing access to information through various resources within our Libraries. We aim to provide more than you expect.
View website for Napier Libraries
The Faraday Centre in Napier, is Hawke's Bay's Museum of Technology. It's a place of discovery where history comes alive through hands on experience.
View website for The Faraday Centre
We offer an all purpose built venue that uniquely combines spectacular outlooks with functional layout.
View website for Napier War Memorial Conference Centre
For Napier City residents and citizens to have easy access to see what council are currently working on, completed, what they do, facilities, and council information.
View website for Napier City Council
Come to Par2 MiniGolf and meet Seamore the Seagull at our sea-side minigolf courses. Challenge your friends and family for a round.
View website for Par2 MiniGolf
We hope to help provide information for the young people of Napier. The Youth Council of Napier help to shape this website by sharing their views and current issues that the youth are facing.
View website for Napier Youth
Build on the blossoming national and international interest in William Colenso's life and ideas as the result of the William Colenso Bicentenary Celebrations in Hawke's Bay in 2011, and a body of new publications and research.
View website for William Colenso
Nowhere else in New Zealand will you discover a wider range of marine animals and native species in a single facility than at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
View website for National Aquarium of New Zealand
We are Hawkes Bay's premier holiday accommodation park providing an array of facilities to keep the entire family entertained.
View website for Kennedy Park Resort Napier
If you have any questions, problems or feedback for MTG Hawke's Bay please let us know about it.