Middle Earth Curators' Hui 

20-21 November 2012 , 
Whanganui Regional Museum
Whanganui  , Wanganui / Manawatu 
Curators and Research
In partnership with National Services Te Paerangi
Providing curatorial support, training and ideas for Curators, the theme of the 2012 Curators’ Hui is Curators and Research.
Be in to be a curatorial winner. Only $20! (You will need to pay for your dinner on Tuesday night at the very reasonably priced Spice Guru in Whanganui).
Apply by Wednesday 31 October to Libby Sharpe on libbys@wrm.org.nz. Please give your name and contact details, your position title and indicate if you have special dietary needs.
You will be contacted by Tuesday 6 November for confirmation of your place and a Hui programme. Please note that places are limited. Attendance of more than two curators per institution may not be possible and the area this Hui draws from is very specific – see below.
In a full two-day programme we look at your regional curatorial issues and development. Dr Bronwyn Labrum, our keynote speaker, will draw on her expertise as a leading historian of material culture to stimulate discussion about the role of curators and museum-based research. Other leaders in the field of curatorial research and teaching will also take sessions.
There will be plenty of informal sessions to explore your curatorial needs and to talk about cooperation, support and training.
Two scholarships towards travel and accommodation for curators, who will not otherwise be able to attend, are available, one earmarked for kaitiaki Māori. Apply by email to libbys@wrm.org.nz.
(Middle Earth refers to the middle North Island, from Kāpiti to Taranaki, up and over to Tauranga, taking in Rotorua and Taupō, and down the west coast via Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay, into Wairarapa and Manawatū.)