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Welcome to Kaea

Kaea is a consultancy that provides expert advice and support for communities and cultural institutions in matters relating to the return of ancestral remains and cultural heritage to their communities of origin.

NHM London Repatriation pōwhirii at Te Papa, 2022
Photo by Abbie Dorrington © Te Papa

Our Mission

Kaea’s mission is to serve as a bridge for communities and institutions to heal the past, to create vibrant and sustainable partnerships, for the benefit and wellbeing of future generations.

Recent Insights

Restitutions and Repatriations
A Tapestry of Triumph: Tupinambá Mantel's Return Weaves a New Chapter in Cultural Reclamation
August 30, 2023
Denmark's National Museum is returning a 16th-century Tupinambá mantel to Brazil after over 300 years in Europe, demonstrating a positive shift in reconnecting treasures with indigenous communities.
The path that led to Kaea
Pūkaea Podcast
August 14, 2023
Welcome to "Pūkaea," an exploration of Maori culture, tradition, and the complex world of repatriation and an introduction to Kaea Consultancy.
Kaea Consulting
Indigenous Heritage Fuels Creative Direction at Kaea
August 14, 2023
Māori designer Chloē Reweti shapes Kaea's brand by visually interpreting their story by interweaving traditional motifs with modern aesthetics. Kaea also welcomes her as their Creative Advisor.

Our People

Te Arikirangi Mamaku-Ironside
Te Arikirangi is an experienced project manager, and the owner and director of Kaea.
Chloe Reweti
Creative Advisor
Chloē Reweti (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Porou) is a graphic designer with over ten years of experience...
Hinemoana Baker
Creative and Cultural Advisor
Hinemoana Baker is a writer, musician, educator and cultural consultant living in Berlin.