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Message from the Acting General Manager – September 2012 

Ngā mihi nui koutou

Greetings from the busy National Services Te Paerangi team. We have been compiling our final figures for end of financial year reporting and thought we would share with you what we share with Te Papa’s Board!

Our financial year stretches from 1 July 2011 until 30 June 2012 – in that period we delivered 49 workshops around the country. NSTP is committed to building the skills of everybody volunteering or working in the museum sector and iwi groups who contribute to the care of taonga. Our workshops improve opportunities to access professional development regionally and cover a wide range of topics including:

  • managing collections
  • international expert Carol Ann Scott exploring how to make audience connections via visitor evaluation
  • museum security
  • museum project management
  • iwi taonga digital database hui
  • eHive collection management system training
  • conservation for archival collections
  • international conservation expert Bruce Ford exploring light and microclimates
  • improving the care and housing of collections
  • collection cataloguing for small museums
  • compliance
  • mitigating risk to collections with international conservation expert Vicki Humphrey
  • mounting and presenting museum objects
  • the art of community with international inspiration Bert Crenca
  • Māori in Museums
  • Christopher Cuttle, ERCO, Phillips Selecon and Steensen Varming presenting Lighting for the Future
  • taonga conservation
  • paper conservation
  • digital photography

Ticking the boxes: legal requirements in the museum workshop

 

We also worked in partnership with numerous organsitions to deliver 37 Expert Knowledge Exchange placements. These offer museums, art galleries, iwi or other cultural organisations the opportunity to host an expert from another organisation for intensive one-on-one advice or workshopping for the organisation and its staff. We worked with organisations around the country, from the far south to the top of the North Island, including:

  • South Otago Historical Society
  • Ngāti Hauiti
  • Te Ana Ngāi Tahu Māori Rock Art Centre
  • The Treasury – Thames
  • Nelson Provincial Museum
  • Aniwaniwa visitor centre – Te Urewera
  • South Canterbury Museum
  • Ohura and District Historical Society
  • Rakiura Museum
  • Ashburton Museum
  • Central Stories
  • Colonial Cottage Museum (Museums Wellington)
  • Taranaki Aviation Technology and Transport Museum
  • Mataura and  District Historical Society
  • Victoria University – School of Biological Sciences collection
  • Ōtaki Museum
  • Waiheke Community Art Gallery
  • St Paul Street Gallery
  • Howick and Districts Historical Society
  • Southland Rural Heritage Trust
  • Hokotehi Moriori Trust
  • New Zealand Police Museum
  • Middlemarch Museum
  • Naseby Museum


To assist them with their work, NSTP also worked in partnership with various organisations, including:

  • Museums Aotearoa
  • Interpretation Network New Zealand
  • Massey University Museum Studies
  • Victoria University Museum and Heritage Studies
  • Aviation, Tourism and Travel Training Organisation (ATTTO)
  • New Zealand Diversity Forum
  • National Digital Forum
  • New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials
  • Archive and Records Association of New Zealand
  • Kaikohe Whānui iwi hui
  • Canterbury Museum
  • Auckland Museum
  • Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre
  • Arts Access Aotearoa
  • South Canterbury Museum Development Trust
  • Lottery World War One Commemorations Environment and Heritage Committee
  • National Preservation Office at the National Library
  • Community Archives at Archives New Zealand

Our marvellous Museum Development Officers Sally August and Judith Taylor and Iwi Development Officer, Gavin Reedy, visited 158 individual museums, galleries, and iwi groups across the country.

In addition, we awarded grant money to the following organisations:

  • Jack Morgan Museum
  • Ōtaki Heritage Bank Preservation Trust
  • Tainui Historical Society
  • Strath Taieri Historical Society
  • Otamatea Kauri and Pioneer Museum
  • Waikouaiti District Museum Society
  • Port Chalmers Historical Society
  • Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum
  • West Otago Vintage Club
  • Manawatu Historic Vehicles Collection Trust
  • Lyttelton Historical Museum Society
  • Runanga Area Association Inc
  • Otago Peninsula Museum and Historical Society
  • Golden Bay Museum
  • Catholic Diocese of Hamilton
  • Warkworth & District Museum
  • Waikato Museum
  • Devonport Historical and Museum Society
  • Clevedon and Districts Historical Society
  • Waterwheel Historic Trust
  • Charlotte Museum Trust
  • Oxford Museum
  • Otautau Museum
  • Coaltown Museum
  • Radio Ngāti Porou
  • Whanau Ngāti Te Ata
  • Pāhiatua and Districts Museum Society
  • Raukawa Charitable Trust
  • Te Kauhanganui Building and Monument Committee
  • Mauri Ora Ki Ngāti Whatua Charitable Trust
  • Featherston Heritage Complex Society
  • Hawke's Bay Museum and Art Gallery
  • Kapiti Coast Museum
  • Catlins Historical Society
  • Christchurch Art Gallery
  • Canterbury Centre for Historic Photography and Film
  • Canterbury Museum
  • Raglan and District Museum
  • Sarjeant Gallery
  • Pleasant Point Railway and Historical Society
  • Real Art Charitable Trust
  • Te Runanga o Ngāi Tahu
  • The Dutch Connection
  • Millennium Art Gallery
  • Whangarei Art Museum
  • Taranaki Aviation Technology and Transport Museum
  • Okains Bay Māori and Colonial Museum
  • Fell Locomotive Museum
  • Chatham Islands Museum
  • Motueka District Museum
  • Amuri Historical Society Inc
  • Rakiura Heritage Trust
  • National Scout Museum
  • Geraldine Historical Society
  • Coromandel Heritage Trust
  • Russell Museum
  • Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
  • Tauranga Moana Museum Trust
  • Nga Taonga A Nga Tama Toa
  • Whangarei Museum and Heritage Trust - Kiwi North
  • Mahara Gallery Trust
  • Heritage West Coast
  • Waikouaiti Museum Society
  • The Timber Museum of New Zealand Trust
  • Rotorua Arts Village
  • Hihiaua Cultural Centre
  • Gisborne Museum of Art and History

That is a big long list! There are a lot more services as well, including our resources, freephone helpline, and enquiry service etc.  NSTP is very proud to be able to work alongside you all and we look forward to a successful financial year ahead.

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