Te Papa has been given $8m to spruce up its waterfront headquarters this financial year.
The money is not pegged to a particular project, but will be spent renewing and reinvesting in Te Papa's assets.
Te Papa had never been funded for depreciation by the Government, hence the cash injection this year, a spokesman for Culture Minister Chris Finlayson said.
- The Dominion Post
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