Showcasing the winners of special awards and scholarships specifically offered by Museums Aotearoa. We also run annual museum awards.
Clark Collection Scholarship winners
2016: Jeremy Smith, Director, Olveston Historic Home
An additional Attingham Trust scholarship was awarded to Rebecca Rice, Curator Historical New Zealand Art, Te Papa.
2015: No award made
2014: Sarah Farrar, Senior Curator Art, Te Papa
2013: Finn McCahon-Jones
2012: Greg Donson, Curator, Public Programmes Manager, Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare O Rehua
2011: No award made
2010: Justine Olsen, Curator, Decorative Art – Contemporary, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
2009: Josephine Hughes, designer at the Hawke's Bay Museum & Art Gallery.
2008: Priscilla Pitts, General Manager Heritage Destinations for the New Zealand Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga.
ASIA New Zealand Foundation Museums Aotearoa Awards
Up until 2014 Museums Aotearoa partnered with Asia:NZ to offer museum/gallery-specific awards.
Asia:NZ - MA Museum and Gallery Award 2013:
Asia:NZ - MA Museum Placement Award 2012 (Asian Civilisations Museum): Susie Cox, Christchurch Art Gallery.
Asia:NZ - MA ICOM Conference Bursary 2011: Eloise Taylor, Public Programmes Team Leader at Hawke's Bay Museum and Art Gallery.
Asia:NZ - MA Museum Placement Award 2009 (Asian Civilisations Museum): Sara Sinclair, Otago Settlers Museum.
Mina McKenzie Scholarship and award recipients
There was no scholarship awarded in 2019.
The Mina McKenzie Award 2014 was awarded to three recipients.
Jade Hadfield, Ngāti Whatua, Ngāti Kahungunu, Kāi Tahu
Jade has completed a Masters of Cultural Material Conservation at the University of Melbourne and this award supports her work on a research project exploring the use of P-XRF, (an X-ray analysis instrument) and the possibility of its application in analysing earth samples to determine provenance for taonga Māori.
Kararaina Te Ira, Ngāti Raukawa, Rangitāne o Wairau, Ngāti Kauwhata
Kararaina has also completed a Masters of Cultural Material Conservation at The University of Melbourne. She has worked with several New Zealand conservators, including Rangi Te Kanawa, Dean Whiting and Jim Schuster and the award supports her as she continues to build on her knowledge of conservation of taonga Māori.
Damen Joe, Waikato, Ngā Rauru Kī Tahi
Damen is a Conservation Technician with Auckland Libraries and is one year into a Preventive Conservation Masters degree from the University of Northumbria, UK. This award supports his work on a project to reconsider relationships between institutions and iwi Māori through preventive conservation.
The Mina McKenzie Scholarship 2010 was awarded to Miri Young. This Scholarship contributed towards Miri's postgraduate study in the United States. Miri has completed her Masters/Advanced Certifcate in Museum and Holocaust studies at New York University, and is currently working in the cultural sector in Wellington.