Associated Activities

A number of activities are being held in Wellington in conjunction with the MA12 conference.

Tuesday 17 April

  • Lighting for the Future - NSTP workshop, City Gallery Wellington
  • Nga Taonga Tuku Iho - ARANZ symposium, Archives New Zealand
  • WWI commemoration planning - digital working group meeting (invitation only)
  • Was this Real New Zealand?, Jock Phillips - TelstraClear Museums Aotearoa Lecture, Te Papa

Thursday 19 April

  • New Zealand Museum Awards - celebration dinner, City Gallery Wellington

Friday 20 April

  • Admission Charges: the Issues - Wellington Museums Trust, Museum of Wellington City & Sea



Lighting for the Future 

NSTP Workshop
9am - 4.30pm, City Gallery, Wellington

National Services Te Paerangi are hosting a workshop which will provide practical lighting examples drawn from the museum context and offer tools and techniques:

  • Case study approach to link to the realities in your situation
  • Overview of lighting principles in a museum environment
  • Understanding the damage that all forms of lighting can do
  • Initiating the lighting design and utilising your lighting resources  

This workshop is for museum and gallery professionals who have over five years experience in the museum sector.

Click here for further information
t: 0508 NSTP HELP (0508 678 743)

Nga Taonga Tuku Iho

ARANZ symposium
8am - 4pm, Archives New Zealand, Wellington

Treasures passed down, focussing on Maori Archives & Records. 

Please check the ARANZ website for more information, and to register.

WW1 commemoration planning 

timing and venue TBA

Following the November 2011 planning meeting at Te Papa and subsequent liaison, a smaller 'digital working group' will be invited to meet in the afternoon of 17 April 2012. A broader meeting of all interested parties is to be convened later in the year.


Inaugural TelstraClear Museums Aotearoa Lecture 

6.30pm-7.30pm, Soundings Theatre, Te Papa

TelstraClear Ltd has joined with Museums Aotearoa in the spirit of collaboration to launch the Museums Aotearoa Lecture.

The Lecture will offer an individual perspective on the current role of museums and art galleries in society, and the issues that role raises.

Further details can be found here.

This is a free event, please RSVP to us directly here.



New Zealand Museum Awards 

Celebration Dinner
7.15pm, City Gallery, Wellington

The annual celebration of the best and brightest in museums and galleries will be a gala dinner.  For details about the Awards, please click here.

Admission Charges - the Issues 

Breakfast, presentation and discussion
7.30-8.45am, Museum of Wellington City & Sea, Wellington

The Wellington Museums Trust invites you to a presentation on their recent research into admission charging amongst New Zealand museums, and attitudes to charging in Wellington through two surveys conducted in 2010 and 2011.

The 2010 survey sought information on the processes and the affects of charging or not charging amongst museums and other cultural/visitor attractions within New Zealand and the 2011 survey sought visitor and stakeholder opinions on charging admission to non Wellington residents to City Gallery Wellington and the Museum of Wellington City & Sea as well as attitudes to the introduction of a Wellington Attractions Card. 

The session will start with a light breakfast at 7.30 am followed by the presentation and discussion starting at 8 am. 

This is a free event, please RSVP to Museums Aotearoa here.