Category Archives: Blog

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

Fashioning museums

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Can museums enhance understanding of history, society and culture through the lens of what we wear? The NZ Fashion Museum’s Doris de Pont explores the significance of collecting and exhibiting fashion. Continue reading

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I te pūtake: Building Māori archiving & cultural heritage networks for Aotearoa

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During late 2015, Claire Hall (Te Reo o Taranaki Charitable Trust) coordinated the Mukurtu indigenous digital archiving wānanga, and attended the Tūhonohono i ngā Taonga a Iwi cultural centres conference. She discusses what these hui indicated for independent iwi-led cultural heritage practice and development in New Zealand. Continue reading

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9 years on the road for NSTP – a farewell from Gavin Reedy

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National Services Te Paerangi’s Iwi Development Adviser Gavin Reedy reflects on his work with iwi caring for taonga as he prepares to move across the ditch. Continue reading

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On the road in the South Island

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National Services Te Paerangi’s South Island Museum Development Adviser Judith Taylor reports on her travels around museums and cultural organisations in New Zealand’s south. Continue reading

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On the road in the North Island

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National Services Te Paerangi’s North Island Museum Development Adviser Sally August reports on her travels around museums and cultural organisations in New Zealand’s north. Continue reading

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Visitor Research Forum, February 2016

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Lynne Carmichael shares her thoughts on the recent Australasian Visitor Research Forum held in Wellington. Continue reading

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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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