Author Archives: Joanna Cobley

Museum and gallery succession planning

A static engine that had to be deaccessioned because it had little significance to the Museum or district and had turned into an OSH hazard due to its deterioration.

Here’s how a typical kiwi museum starts. A highly enthusiastic individual starts fanatically collecting (hoarding) everything around him and becomes a local legend.
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Fundraising: calendars, turnips and black market trading

Do you have enough “dosh” and “oomph” to keep operating for another year? Continue reading

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Knowing your stories: a traveller’s tale

Museums are excellent places for travellers to refresh, revive and refuel. Museums are also places to educate, entertain and enlighten folks. Continue reading

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