Work with local communities 

Community Police Office, Wellington.  From the series: Sign Language 1990 s, Black, Peter (1948– ), Wellington. Purchased 1999 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa
Community Police Office, Wellington. From the series: Sign Language 1990 s, Black, Peter (1948– ), Wellington. Purchased 1999 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa

Museums thrive on the support of Friends, voluntary workers, local authorities, tangata whenua, other iwi and hapū, donors, individual and corporate sponsors, residents and other community groups and strategic partners in other local museum and tourism operations.

Engage your audiences

Engaging museum audiences

Nina Simon of Museum 2.0 presented a series of seminars in New Zealand called 'Engaging museum audiences' in 2009.

Broaden your audience

Donna Williams spoke about the Met's Multicultural Audience Development Initiative which she leads.

Making it meaningful

Puke Ariki’s Ruth Harvey has written an excellent report on her Churchill Fellowship to thirty American museums and galleries. She researched how to effectively engage youth and young adults in cultural institutions.

Making it meaningful: Engaging youth and young adults in cultural institutions - Ruth Harvey (PDF, 3.19MB)

Open Objects

Mia Ridge of the Open University discusses design for participatory projects and more.

 What's the point of a museum website? (PPT, 9.8MB)

Support in your community

 Working together with local government - He Rauemi Resource Guide (PDF, 280kB)

Building support in your community workshop presentation (PPT, 2.53MB)

Building support in your community workshop exercise sheets (DOC, 54.5kB)

Maintaining community support in a fast changing world

Maintaining community support in a fast changing world workshop presentation (PPT, 4.02MB)

Marketing to the Disability Community Checklist

Education programmes

People learn from the exhibitions, collections and taonga and other museum activities in ways which are relevant to their studies and interests.

Developing a public programme - checklist (PDF, 450kB)

How to make an education programme without LEOTC* funding presentation

*Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom

Education workshop agenda (PDF, 78.5kB)

Education workshop presentation (PDF, 4.92MB)

Example education programme: Matariki Outreach 2009 (PDF, 350kB)

Example education programme: Treaty2U exhibition (PDF, 204kB)

Education programme template (DOC, 65.5kB)

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