Frith Williams Head of Exhibition Content, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Frith Williams is Head of Exhibition Content at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa). In 2015, she was a Fulbright Scholar in the US, exploring uses of new technology in museum storytelling, and opportunities to increase bilingual/bicultural content.
Frith has played key storytelling roles in exhibitions ranging from Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War – an award-winning collaboration with Weta Workshop and Te Papa’s most successful exhibition ever – to Warhol: Immortal and Kahu Ora, a showcase of Māori cloaks. She’s particularly interested in immersive storytelling that merges physical and digital worlds.
Previously, Frith worked in educational publishing, developing early interactive resources such as the internationally award-winning America’s Cup website TACTICS, and a multimedia resource on indigenous Pacific navigation for UNESCO. She has also edited many children’s books.
Frith has resided in Europe, Latin America, and the US, where she studied film-making at the University of California. She speaks three languages and has travelled extensively by bicycle.