Matariki (Tūhoe, Taranaki, Ngāti Hauiti, Ngāti Whakaue) loves taonga, people and the stories that connect us all. She is a Curator Mātauranga Māori at Te Papa, co-editor / co-founder of Tusk – Emergent Culture and, most importantly, is mama taniwha to two haututū tamariki.
Matariki (Tūhoe, Te Atiawa, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Hauiti) has a broad interest in the intersections within te ao Māori and how this contributes to a diverse contemporary Māori society. Her research interests include contemporary social history, art, Māori fashion and digital expressions of self and culture. She is the Editor - Kaupapa Māori for the Pantograph Punch and is convening the judging panel for the Illustrated Non-Fiction category of the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. Matariki is a Kāhui Kaitiaki representative on the Museums Aotearoa Board and also serves on the board of the National Digital Forum.
Content by Matariki
Curators in conversation: Thinking about pictures of people
Te Papa curators Matariki Williams and Rebecca Rice discuss five portraits at the museum's new gallery.
Ko te reo te waka kawe i te whakaaro Māori
Te reo Māori shapes the way we view ourselves, it carries our worldviews.
What are we without te reo Māori?
A call to kōrero.