Category Archives: Spotlight on a museum

Journey to the Western Bay Museum

NEW WAY: Diane Stevens, Paula Gaelic, Sally August and Nolene De Luca outside the new look 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

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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

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

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The story of The Treasury, Thames

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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

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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

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‘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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As long as creativity abounds Continue reading

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Jonesonian Institute

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The museum focusses on collecting and preserving memories, dreams and reflections and says it has pioneered a range of techniques for gathering memories. Continue reading

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City Gallery Wellington

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City Gallery Wellington is a dynamic cultural presence in the capital city of Aotearoa New Zealand. Continue reading

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