MA is the membership organisation for Institutions that collect and/or exhibit national and/or local taonga and objects for public good and the benefit of their community. We also represent and support the people who work in those institutions, caring for their unique collections and sharing and interpreting them with audiences.
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Ko te wawata - vision
A thriving sector that is valued, championed and loved by the people of Aotearoa New Zealand
Kaupapa mātāmua - our mission
To enable our sector to thrive through advocacy, connection and the development of our people
Ō matūa uara - our values
The overall objective of Museums Aotearoa (MA) is to support our members to thrive. The strategic goals that are crucial to the success of the organisation in achieving this objective are:
- Being the trusted voice of the sector: the value of our sector is understood by central and local government, tourists and the communities we contribute to
- Being the place where people connect: increasing the connections between organisations and people, nurturing an active and supportive community
- Increasing the knowledge held by our people: ensuring our people know how to lead and manage their institutions in a contemporary context
The organisation should also be financially sustainable. We have therefore identified this as a fourth strategic goal, with efforts to reduce our risk and be appropriately funded and structured to face future challenges and opportunities.
Code of Ethics
Museums Aotearoa members and staff respect the Museums Aotearoa Code of Ethics & Professional Practice (2013).
Museums Aotearoa is an Incorporated Society, registered under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908. Our charity number is: CC32927.
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Download the Constitution of Museums Aotearoa Te Tari o Ngā Whare Taonga o Te Motu