Category Archives: Blog

A regular blog on museums, collections, and issues and events related to museums.

Final update from the Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre – January 2016

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The Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre has wrapped up after 2.5 years. Centre Administrator Moya Sherriff reports in one last time. Continue reading

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Being Māori in a museum world

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Russell Museum’s Shelley Arlidge shares her thoughts and experiences surrounding the Kāhui Kaitiaki Hui, held at Waitangi’s Te Tii Marae during October. Continue reading

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From ancient taonga to virtual reality: iwi innovation in heritage preservation

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Iwi from around the country gathered in Whakatane during November for Tūhonohono i ngā Taonga a Iwi, the iwi cultural centres conference. Read on to learn about some of the projects discussed at the conference. Continue reading

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New Zealand’s Indiana Jones of Repatriation

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ServiceIQ interviews Te Herekiekie Herewini, Manager of Te Karanga Aotearoa Repatriation Programme, about his work and why he chose to complete the National Certificate in Museum Practice. Continue reading

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Update from the Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre – October 2015

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As the Air Force Museum prepares to take back the space lent to the Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre, work is in progress to pack up the remaining displaced collections ready for storage. Continue reading

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A month of digital learnings

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During October, National Services Te Paerangi’s Tamara Patten attended Museums and the Web Asia 2015 in Melbourne. Read her summary of some of the exciting and innovative work going on in the international digital culture arena. Continue reading

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Four days at Te Papa

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Whanganui Regional Museum’s Kathy Greensides spent four days at Te Papa working with the national museum’s Imaging team. Read about her experiences photographing collections and exhibitions and learning new techniques. Continue reading

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In-house assessing gets the big tick

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ServiceIQ discusses the benefits of having an in-house trainer at your place. Continue reading

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Update from the Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre – July 2015

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Moya Sherriff has been dealing with borer treatments at the Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre, using one of Christchurch’s now iconic shipping containers. Continue reading

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Feather identification at Te Manawa Museum

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Gavin Reedy explored beautiful kakahu huruhuru, the science behind identifying feathers, and hidden signatures of weavers at a feather identification workshop for museum staff and iwi in Palmerston North. Continue reading

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