National museum, Te Papa Tongarewa, has farewelled the chairman of its board, Sir Wira Gardiner.
He finished up in the role last week after holding the position since 2010.
Culture and Heritage Minister, Chris Finlayson, has thanked him for his excellent service to the museum, during a time of significant change.
Mr Finlayson says Sir Wira has overseen the appointment of a new chief executive and the development of a new long term strategic plan for Te Papa.
He will be replaced by Auckland lawyer, Evan Williams, who has been the deputy chair of the board since August last year.