MODELS 2011 will take place at New Zealand's national museum "Te Papa
Te Papa is a landmark building in the heart of Wellington and sits directly at the waterfront. The Māori name, "Te Papa Tongarewa", literally means "container of treasures
". Te Papa features among other attractions the only complete colossal squid
The rooms in which workshops, tutorials, educators' and doctoral symposia, will take place include the TelstraClear Centre
. All rooms in the TelstraClear Centre have views of the harbour or city.
Main conference events, such as keynotes, will take place at the Soundings Theatre
Watch the video from and about Te Papa
Another video from ONZAMAP
provides further interesting glimpses of Te Papa.
Browse a brochure about Te Papa
that provides many details about its facilities and features.
Please see the Travel Information
to obtain an overview where Te Papa is located and how to get to it.
More Venue Images
Te Papa Panorama
Te Papa at Night
Interactive Map at Te Papa
Wellington (conference location indicated in red below) is a compact city with an abundance of cafes, restaurants and outdoor activity opportunities. The expected temperature in October is between 9°C and 15°C. Check out the Visitor Information for Wellington pages
for an abundance of information about Wellington.
New Zealand's fabled South Island is only a stone's throw away. The South Island harbours world famous sites such as the Marlborough Sounds, Abel Tasman National Park, the Franz Josef Glacier and Fjordland National Park. The South Island will certainly appeal to those who enjoy nature. Kayak through the Milford Sound, scuba dive near a seal colony in Kaikoura, hike the Franz Josef glacier, enjoy the marvelous beauty of lake Tekapo or take the fainting train ride through the Southern Alps.
View of the Hutt Valley from Te Papa
New Zealand and Wellington are very popular travel destinations. Please check out our Sightseeing page
about tourist opportunities for extended stays and/or partners. Do yourself a favour and watch the video "The Youngest Country on Earth