MA Events

2020 online events


Friday 29 May, 1-2 pm

Front of House - the reality of opening for visitors in Level 2

The session will start with short presentations from colleagues at the front line of re-opening, followed by an opportunity to ask questions, share ideas and experience.

Please register here

This zui kōrero is presented by Museums Aotearoa in partnership with National Services Te Paerangi. 

Thursday 28 May, 1.30-2.30 pm

Ngā Tukemata: The Awakening and Re-Awakening

Online presentation with Dr David Butts, hosted by National Services Te Paerangi.

Dr David Butts will be introducing the Ngā Tukemata o Kahungunu exhibition and his mahi during his time as curator at Hawke’s Bay Museum in 1981 – 1987. Paora Tibble and Migoto Eria will be interviewing David on the significance of this time for taonga exhibitions.

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This zui presentation is organised by National Services Te Paerangi


Friday 18 May, 3-4.30pm

Running the COVID Marathon

This workshop focussed on understanding and managing mental health and wellbeing, as well as practical strategies to apply, run by Registered Clinical Psychologist Gary Hewson of Umbrella.

The session was organised and supported by National Services Te Paerangi.

Friday 11 May, 1-2pm

Lunchtime kaitiaki kōrero

This zoom hui / lunchtime kōrero was hosted by the Kāhui Kaitiaki Network and National Services Te Paerangi.

The kaupapa of this kōrero was kaitiakitanga and the response of museums going into Alert Level 2.

Speakers: Dion Peita (Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum); Whina Te Whiu (Te Ahu Museum Kaitaia); Zoë Richardson and Victoria Passau (Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum).

Friday 8 May, 3-4pm

MA members kapu ti - Reopening: what can we do at Level 2? 

MA is hosting a series of online hui so that members can meet and share ideas and experiences. This was a general discussion regarding reopening museums in Level 2, The discussion will start with contributions from Hiraani Himona (Te Tuhi), Rowan Carroll (NZ Police Museum), Tui Te Hau (National Library of NZ), Te Herekiekie Herewini (Te Papa) and Craig Le Quesne (Te Papa). 

This online session was presented by Museums Aotearoa in partnership with National Services Te Paerangi.

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2019 Regional Huihui

Meet, share and learn at Museums Aotearoa's Regional Huihui happening across the country in September, October & November 2019.

An opportunity to get together, to meet your colleagues and peers, to talk about the big issues that affect us and to hear about Museums Aotearoa's new strategic plans.

The theme for this year is 'Museums, Galleries and Wellbeing'.

MA Executive Director Phillipa Tocker will get the ball rolling with an update on MA's recent activities such as our submission on the Ministry for Culture & Heritage's discussion paper on Culture, Wellbeing and the Living Standards Framework.

We will also be discussing the strategic direction of MA in the future and seeking your input on what MA could and should be doing more of.

Pitopito kōrero

Time for you to talk. We're asking you to share your experience of well-being in the workplace, to share hints or tips, to make suggestions or give examples of positive and negative practices or initiatives you've been involved in or heard about in short 5 minute talks or presentations.


And there will be time for socialising over some kai and a cuppa. We won't be providing a full lunch but we will have snacks and you are welcome to bring your own lunch with you too.

Registrations for each Hui closes 5 days before each event so we can make sure there are enough scones for everyone.

Regional Hui 2019 Schedule
24 Sept, KiwiNorth, Whangarei,1-4pm 
25 Sept, Te Tuhi, Pakuranga, 12-3pm 
1 Oct, Whanganui Regional Museum, 1-4pm 
3 October, Pātaka, Porirua, 1-4pm 
16 Oct, South Canterbury Museum, Timaru, 1-4pm 
17 October, Toitū, Dunedin, 10am – 1pm 
18 October, Invercargill Public Library, 1-4pm 
12 November, Wairoa Museum, 1-4pm