Category Archives: Spotlight on a museum

Tairāwhiti Museum Education Waka Programme – “Our ancestors were awesome”

Last year schools from the Tairāwhiti region were invited to discover how Māori navigators used their advanced knowledge of the stars, migrating animals, weather and ocean currents to guide their journeys between Aotearoa and islands in the Pacific. Tairāwhiti Museum Team Leader Education, Julie Noanoa, shares more about this ongoing education programme. Continue reading

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Embracing training and effecting positive change at Mokau Museum and Gallery

Mokau Museum and Gallery volunteer, Jan Brown, on completing the Service IQ New Zealand Certificate in Museum Practice while working at a small rural museum. Continue reading

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Journey to the Western Bay Museum

Paula Gaelic, Manager of Western Bay Museum, write about her personal journey through closure of the Katikati Heritage Museum, into development of the new Western Bay Museum. Continue reading

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Award for Hokianga Museum and Archive Centre

Like many small museums in Aotearoa, the Hokianga Museum and Archive Centre is very reliant on volunteers. In 2015 the museum won Trust Power’s 2015 Volunteers Award for investigations for a World War I exhibition. Continue reading

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Mangawhai Museum an impressive sight both inside and outside

Read out about Mangawhai Museum’s redevelopment journey. Continue reading

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The story of The Treasury, Thames

The Treasury, Thames, has undergone major development in the past few years. This is the story of the project, from planning to fundraising, and from construction to a newly opened archive. Continue reading

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New home for the Charlotte Museum

Auckland’s Charlotte Museum has recently moved to a new home in New Lynn. Continue reading

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Nelson Provincial Museum – important milestone for Glass Plate Negative Project

Errol Shaw holds the 50,000th glass plate to be digitised and relocated as part of the Nelson Provincial Museum's Glass Plate Negative Project. Pictured with Errol are fellow project team members (from left) Ian McGuire, Megan Wells and Anne McEwan. Image courtesy of Nelson Provincial Museum.

Nelson Provincial Museum’s Glass Plate Negative project team reached a fantastic milestone recently with the digitisation and relocation of the 50,000th glass plate. Continue reading

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Wake-up Call For Canterbury Museum

‘Thanks to earthquake strengthening carried out in the 1980s, Canterbury Museum has come through three major earthquakes and thousands of after shocks with its physical form largely intact. It’s been a different story inside…’ Continue reading

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The Dowse

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