MA08: Museum People the Human Collection


MA08 - 'Museum People the Human Collection' was held in Dunedin from 8 - 11 April 2008. The theme focussed on people - the staff and volunteers who keep our museums and art galleries functioning - and the challenges, training and development needs, and opportunities that we constantly juggle.

MA08 was attended by over 170 delegates from museums, art galleries and associated organisations around New Zealand and in Australia. Keynote speaker Dr David Fleming, Director of National Museums Liverpool, set the scene for a stimulating and varied programme.


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Conference Papers

Keynote Presentation by Dr David Fleming - Strategies for achieving change in Museums

MA08 Conference Photographs

Otago Settlers Museum Evening
1: Carey Hall - New Zealand National Maritime Museum, Betty Nelley - The Kauri Museum, 
Karolina Spaseska Markovska - New Zealand National Maritime Museum
2: Jennifer Storer - Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Linda Wigley - Whangarei Museum & Heritage Park, 
Greg McManus - Rotorua Museum

Speakers & Chairs
3: David Fleming - Keynote Speaker, Director of National Museums, Liverpool
4: Jane Legget - Changing Environment, Senior Lecturer AUT
5: Claire Regnault - Pathways & Plans, Concept Development Manager, TheNewDowse
6: Lesley Colsell - The Road to Professionalism, General Manager, Canterbury Museum
7: Jessica Tocker - Volunteers & Interns, Graduate Intern, North Otago Museum
8: Brad Jackson - Leadership, Fletcher Building Education Trust Professor of Leadership
9: Meredith Robertshawe - Case Studies in Managing Change, Curator South Taranaki District Museum
10: Wallis Barnicoat - Museum Speed Dating, Museum Development Manager, National Services Te Paerangi

Museums Aotearoa Fellowship Award
11: Rodney Wilson, Fellow of Museums Aotearoa


MA08 opening at Dunedin Public Art Gallery

MA08 delegates in conference room

MA08 delegates with exhibitors

Museums Aotearoa Awards Dinner

MA08 Conference Programme
Full programme of events including session content and social functions.

Travel and Accommodation Assistance
With the support of our trade exhibitors, some assistance with travel and accommodation costs has been made available to delegates who might otherwise be unable to attend the conference in Dunedin. We are grateful for this support.