Te Ara 32 (1-2) December 2007
Developing a community exhibition at Te Papa on New Zealand’s Scottish migrants, Kirstie Ross, calls for more lateral thinking in the display of social history.
Lynette Townsend describes a multi-textured approach to exhibiting Scots heritage.
Paul Thompson describes how changing tides turned the Museum of Wellington City and Sea from an exclusively maritime museum into a museum for all Wellingtonians and their visitors.
Larry Robbins gives an account of a strategic alliance working to secure realistic funds for a range of Auckland amenities including the New Zealand National Maritime Museum
Matthew O’Reilly encourages us to think “outside the square”, or perhaps more correctly about the square itself, reminding us that the frames of artworks have their own rewarding history and stylistic significance.
Collecting and publicising good data on New Zealand’s museum sector makes us all winners, argues Jane Legget
Joanna Cobley is convinced of the value to museums of “podcasting” and offers guidance to novice museums on practical considerations.
Mike Dickison suggests that museums need to re-think their rationale for websites and identifies some common website problems
Phillipa Tocker describes a key strategic initiative for Museums Aotearoa which will raise the profile of collections as heritage assets of national value both individually and cumulatively.