Emerging Museum Professionals

The Emerging Museum Professionals NZ Group are having a day long 'mini-conference' this year on the 6th May as part of MA15.

The EMP 'mini-conference' will take place in the Barclay Theatre at Otago Museum.


9:30amConference Begins. ICE BREAKER
10:30amMorning Tea (Otago Museum Atrium)
11:00amPECHA KUCHA 1
12pmKEYNOTE - Jim Geddes
12:30pmLunch (Otago Museum Atrium)
1:30pmWORKSHOP - The Future of Museums
4:15pmFree time to gather outside for Mihi Whakatau
5:15pmMIHI WHAKATAU - MA15 Conference Welcome
5:45pmMA15 Conference Welcome Function
7:30pmEMP DINNER (Annex Balcony)


EMP Preferred Accomodation

All EMPs are encouraged to stay at Araiteuru Marae.

Staying with your EMP colleagues will enhance your conference experience and we believe that staying on a marae is an experience every museum professional should have had.

If you are not sure what to expect check out this blog by EMP Maddy Jones who stayed on the Marae at MA14.

This option is open to all delegates and the cost of $35 per night includes breakfast and a shuttle to and from conference.

You can book your marae accomodation when you register for MA15.



MA have a number of subsidised ½ price registrations available to members who would not otherwise be able to attend. In the past there have not been many applications for these subsidies so we urge EMPs who are having difficulty finding the money to come to Dunedin to apply. To apply please send a short statement explaining why you should receive subsidised registration by 20 February 2015 to mail@museumsaotearoa.org.nz.

If you are having difficulty funding your travel National Services Te Paerangi is pleased to support MA15 by offering travel subsidies to staff and volunteers working in museum sector organisations.  For grant criteria and application forms please see their website.


EMP Dinner

The Otago EMPs are hosting an infomal dinner on the first night of conference to help us all get to know one another. The cost is $20 and includes drinks. Get your dinner ticket when you register for MA15.