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.
Spotlight on a museum
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.
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.
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.
Read out about Mangawhai Museum’s redevelopment journey.
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.
Auckland’s Charlotte Museum has recently moved to a new home in New Lynn.
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.
‘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…’
As long as creativity abounds