Day 1 - Wednesday 13 April
Registration Opens - Nelson Provincial Museum
Pōwhiri & Conference Opening - Whakatū Marae
(gather for Pōwhiri at 10.45am)
Opening Keynote - Whakatū Marae
Paul Tapsell - Chair of Māori Studies and Dean of Te Tumu, the School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, at the University of Otago
Taonga collections theme, biculturalism in museums discussion.
Arapata Hakiwai - Scholar, Mātauranga Māori, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Conal McCarthy - Programme Director, Museum & Heritage studies at Victoria University of Wellington
Ethics Discussion - Whakatū Marae
Panel discussion regarding the Code of Ethics ethics, and Māori material in museums.
Move to the Granary at Founders Heritage Park
Welcome Function - Founders Heritage Park
And launch of Conal McCarthy's new book, Maori in Museums, by Te Papa Press.
Kaitiaki evening session - venue TBC
Directors' Dinner - The Suter Cafe