Mounting & Presenting Museum Objects 

Tuesday 7 August 2012 , 9am-4.30pm
Aratoi – Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Cnr Bruce & Dixon Streets, Masterton
Wairarapa-Wellington  , Wellington 
$20 pay on the day

This will cover:

  • How to mount and present museum objects using good museum practice and the importance of being earthquake aware
  • How best to display an object -  considering form, balance and space
  • Looking at materials and equipment for mounting objects safely
  • Making object supports -  book rests, bending and welded wire supports
  • How to mount fabric collections and paper documents


Who will I meet?    

  • Museum display and design professional Kyleigh Adrian-Burne has 16 years experience working in museums. She originally trained as a jeweller and began her museum career in the object support team for Te Papa’s Day One exhibitions. She has interactive exhibit experience gained during time in the UK, along with support solution design for stop motion films. Returning to New Zealand, Kyleigh plied her considerable exhibition skills and talents at the Auckland Museum during the refurbishment of their Maori and Pacific galleries before rejoining Te Papa. She also worked on the Puke Ariki Museum and Library opening in Taranaki. She now freelances in various aspects of exhibition delivery.

  • You will also meet other museum personnel in your region – a great networking opportunity!


Who is it for?

  • This is an introductory level workshop which gives representatives from small museums, art galleries and iwi organisations the opportunity to learn, share ideas and ask more about object support and mount making.


How do I sign up?

  • Please contact National Services Te Paerangi - or freephone: 0508 NSTP HELP (0508 678 743).  Please register by Friday 20 July 2012.


What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring a small object to the workshop to work on (not a piece from a collection)
  • Bring a pen and paper to take notes
  • Bring your lunch (morning & afternoon tea will be provided)
  • Please be aware that your photo may be taken during the workshop, and photos may be used for National Services Te Paerangi purposes.