Category Archives: Blog

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

Visitor research advice for Hawke’s Bay museums

NSTP’s Sector Services Officer and resident visitor research expert, Lynne Carmichael, recently travelled to the sunny Hawke’s Bay to advise on gathering information about museum audiences. Continue reading

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Kahu huruhuru dedication at Tuakau and District Museum

Tuakau and District Museum recently hosted a dedication and opening for a new exhibit; a kahu huruhuru (Māori cloak part adorned with feathers). Continue reading

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Fashioning museums

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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