[21 August 2018]
Museums Aotearoa supports several specialist networks for people in museums and galleries. We are currently looking to establish more formally networks for LGBTQI+ and Pasifika.
MA is responding to a call for support for museum based LGBTQI+ issues, projects and members. If there is sufficient interest, a nationwide network will be set up and there will be a related workshop at the MA19 conference in Wellington, May 2019. Please contact Andy Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join this network . A Facebook page has been set up as well: NZ museums Lgbtqi+ network.
We propose developing a Pasifika network in close relationship with our Kāhui Kaitiaki network. Olivia Taouma, Teu Le Va Manager at Auckland Museum, has recently joined the MA Board and will be working closely with Kaitiaki Board Member Henriata Nicholas on this initiative. All those interested in being a part of this new network please email Olivia on: email@example.com by 31 August 2018.
Other networks and contacts
Existing networks you may want to connect with:
EMP - Emerging Museum Professionals
TENNZ - Touring Exhibitions Network
MEANZ - Museum Education Association
Kahui Kaitiaki - Māori working in museums and galleries
We are always keen to hear from our members. For any queries or suggestions, please contact us on T 04 499 1313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have held very well-received series of regional forums in recent years, providing opportunities to get together with colleagues. They have become a part of our MA annual cycle. In 2015 we held workshops on the Code of Ethics. In 2016 our focus was Advocacy.
2017 regional meetings focussed on Evidence.
We invited our members - and prospective members - to get together and explore collecting/using data locally and nationally. We will be talking about the surveys and data that are available, where to find them, and ways you can to use data to help with planning and advocacy. We will discuss what might be missing, and how all of us can contribute. There will also be the opportunity for some 'Pitopito Kōrero' short talks and networking and we welcome your suggestions for topics or activities as well.
Forums were held in these regions for 2017:
2 and 3 March 2017
Rehua Marae, Christchurch
Cost: $265 including all meals and overnight accommodation on the marae
If you want to foster a culture of continuous improvement in your museum or gallery, this was an opportunity for you!
We have held very well-received series of regional forums in recent years, providing opportunities to get together with colleagues. They have become a part of our MA annual cycle. In 2015 we held workshops on the Code of Ethics - what it is for, and how you can apply it in every day museum and gallery practice. If you missed out and are interested in holding or hosting an ethics workshop, please contact us.
In 2016 the focus for regional meetings was on ADVOCACY.
We explored advocacy in practice - what it means, what tools you can use, and how all of us can contribute at local and/or national level.
In 2016 we held forums in
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