Category Archives: Blog

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

Science for curatorial safety: Detecting toxic heavy metal pesticides on museum collections

National Services Te Paerangi shares a recent investigation into chemical residue in collection objects by Te Papa’s Scientist-in-residence, GNS Science’s Dr Karyne Rogers. Continue reading

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On the Road in the South Island

South Island Museum Development Adviser | Kaiwhanake Whare Taonga Judith Taylor shares recent developments in Southland including an update on the Museums of Southland Project Ark digitisation pilot. Continue reading

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Lending a hand at National Services Te Paerangi

Four of those currently lending a hand at NSTP share their experiences for National Volunteer Week. Continue reading

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Outside perspectives at MA18

National Services Te Paerangi Content and Resource Adviser | Kaitohutohu Rauemi, Emma Philpott shares a few themes from the MA18 conference. Continue reading

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How to borrow collection items from Te Papa

Sabine Schulte, Te Papa Senior Adviser Loans & Acquisitions, provides a guide to borrowing from the Te Papa collection. Continue reading

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On The Road in the North Island – April 2018

National Services Te Paerangi North Island Museum Development Adviser, Sally August, reports on her last few months supporting museums and cultural organisation as well as highlighting development opportunities and resources of interest to the sector. Continue reading

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I Te Ara Taonga

National Services Te Paerangi Iwi Development Adviser│Kaiwhanake ā-Iwi, Paora Tibble, uses a recent trip to Raglan as an example of the why, where, when, how and who of what we do to support mana taonga. Continue reading

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On the Road in the South Island – February 2018

Judith Taylor, South Island Development Adviser | Kaiwhanake Whare Taonga for National Services Te Paerangi shares updates from her work with South Island museum and galleries. Continue reading

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Inspiration from the 2017 Tūhonohono i ngā Taonga ā-Iwi Conference

National Services Te Paerangi Iwi Development Adviser│Kaiwhanake ā-Iwi, Paora Tibble, reports from the Tūhonohono conference, held at Te Ahu Kaitaia in November 2017. Continue reading

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On the Road in the North Island – January 2018

National Services Te Paerangi North Island Museum Development Adviser, Sally August, reports on upcoming training and funding opportunities and highlights of her last few months supporting museums and cultural organisations in New Zealand’s north. Continue reading

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