New technology allows you to have Te Papa art showcased in your own home

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The new Frame collection means you can have a priceless work right in your lounge. Photo credit: Supplied.

Because it's 2019 and technology is an incredible thing, you no longer have to be a billionaire or a member of Ocean's 12 to have a priceless piece of artwork in your own home.

A new range of art - available through Samsung's second generation Frame television - means you can bring famous artworks from historic New Zealand artworks into your living room.

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The thirteen-part collection comprises the work of several New Zealand artists. This includes a painting of Kororareka Beach, Bay of Islands by Thomas Gardiner (1840), a watercolour of the extinct Huia bird species by Johannes Keulemans (1900) and a piece of Mount Cook by Charles Barraud (1884).

If you're not a watercolour fan, macro photographs of two butterfly specimens dating back to1773 and 1839 have also been included.

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Te Papa Chief Executive, Geraint Martin says only three to four percent of Te Papa's collection is on display at any time, meaning art lovers can't always access some of these works.

"Te Papa is always looking for new ways to share our collections. This is a great way for people to have artworks from New Zealand's national art collection on display in their own home," he says.

The historic NZ pieces are in good company, sitting alongside over 750 artworks from top galleries like the V&A, Saatchi and Albertina.

Basically you can pretend to your friends and family that you have a collated art collection worth billions, and that's just simply very exciting.

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