MA21 Waitangi programme
Find out what’s happening before, during and after the MA21 Waitangi conference.
Running across Wednesday 5 May 2021 to Friday 7 May 2021, the conference at Waitangi will be preceded by network gatherings in Northland and followed by the EMP Huakina at the University of Auckland.
This page will be updated with current information closer to the event.
5-7 May 2021: MA21 Waitangi
The MA21Waitangi conference will open with a pōwhiri at Te Whare Rūnanga at 4pm on Wednesday 5 May, followed by the ServiceIQ NZ Museum Awards and Directors Dinner that evening.
Download the most recent programme (PDF, 814KB)
3-5 May 2021: Kāhui Kaitiaki gathering for Māori people working in museums
Kāhui Kaitiaki’s pre-conference programme based at Ngāwhā Marae will be a mix of site visits and presentations by local whānau working on grass-roots initiatives within the heritage space.
Look forward to field trips to the local Kawiti Glow Worm Caves, Ngāwhā hot springs and Ōhaeawai Pa, stimulating kōrero from entrepreneurial kaitiaki and continuing our strategic planning kaupapa.
We start with a pōwhiri at 11am on Monday 3 May, with two nights noho, and close by 2pm on Wednesday 5 May.
5 May 2021: MEANZ workshop and network meetings
Wednesday 5 May also sees several networks meeting, and an all-day programme especially for museum educators.
The MEANZ workshop includes keynotes from the Ministry of Education on NZ history in the curriculum, the Raranga Matihiko team on museum collaboration and strength in networks and Workshop e on exhibition design.
8 May 2021: Emerging Museum Professionals EMP Huakina
This year the Emerging Museum Professionals EMP Huakina will take the form of an ‘unconference’. It will prioritise participation over presentation and will give participants a professional development opportunity that is interactive, interesting and relevant to their day-to-day museum work.
The Huakina is at the University of Auckland, starting at 8:30am and ending around 3:45pm.
Download the EMP Huakina programme (PDF, 965KB)