Opening Keynote: Paul Tapsell

Taonga collections theme, biculturalism in museums discussion.

Paul Tapsell - Chair of Māori Studies and Dean of Te Tumu, the School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, at the University of Otago

Day One Wednesday 13 April 1.30pm-3.00pm

Venue: Whakatū Marae

Professor Paul Tapsell is Chair of Māori Studies and Dean of Te Tumu, the School of Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, at the University of Otago. Paul's research interests include Māori identity in 21st century New Zealand, cultural heritage & museums, taonga trajectories in and beyond tribal contexts, Māori values within governance policy frameworks, Indigenous entrepreneurial leadership, marae and mana whenua, genealogical mapping of tribal landscapes and Te Arawa historical and genealogical knowledge.

Before his move back to academia, Paul held museum positions, notably at Auckland War Memorial Museum, and is a former member of the Board of Museums Aotearoa.