Te Papa

Art Wall.

An interactive installation.

Te Papa wanted to encourage museum visitors to engage with their art collection while the art gallery was closed for renovations. The outcome was Art Wall; an interactive installation that visitors can use to access hundreds of artworks and to share their favourite piece next to a comment on why they chose it.


We helped Te Papa create concepts, we built prototypes, and then tested them with visitors. We created a simple interface for browsing, sharing and commenting on art works and strapped together the technology that served it all up. The best part? Art Wall is now a long-term fixture in Te Papa’s new art gallery, Toi Art.

Prue Donald,
Digital Producer,
Te Papa

“Octave’s talented collaborators effortlessly designed and developed a beautiful interface for visitors to explore Te Papa’s collections. As we continue to add new content and refine the user experience over time, we know that Octave is as committed to its success as we are. That ongoing interest and support is really valuable to us.”