Monday 22 May - detailed programme
- This programme may be subject to change
- All events are at the Palmerston North Conference & Function Centre, unless otherwise stated.
- All keynote sessions will be in the Elwood Room.
- Lunches and tea-breaks will be served in the Conference Room.
- Claire Noble - Arts for All Network Co-ordinator, Arts Access Aotearoa
- Rachel Ingram - Learning and Programmes Manager, Experience Wellington
- Robyn Hunt - Accessibility Consultant and Director, AccEase
- Judith Jones - Visitor Host, Te Papa
1.1 million people (24%) in New Zealand live with a disability that impacts their daily lives and 53% of these have more than one disability (Census and disability survey 2013). The challenge for museums is to be inclusive of all people (visitors, participants or staff). The panelists will highlight examples in the museum sector that are making a difference; set challenges for the future; and explain how a national network that champions diversity and accessibility can support your museum to be inclusive
Building a real sense of ownership will be the focus of this session. Courtney will share successes and challenges from the ground-breaking community collaborations at the Dowse Art Museum and the Petone Settlers Museum in Lower Hutt, while Natali, Anna and Neil will present work they have been involved with locally as part of Te Manawa's bid for a 'community take-over'.
- David Reeves – Director Research and Collections, Tāmaki Paenga Hira – Auckland Museum
- Sheridan Waitai – Trust Board Member, Ngāti Kuri
- Dr Peter Bellingham – Senior Researcher, Manaaki Whenua
- Nicola Railton – Manager Māori Development, Tāmaki Paenga Hira – Auckland Museum
- Holly Grover - Digital Experience Producer, Auckland War Memorial Museum
- Gerrie Toko-Mikahere - Conservation Technician, Auckland War Memorial Museum
- Amiria Puia-Taylor, the People Weaver; artist and founder of Painting for the People, recently Youth Outreach Programmer, Auckland War Memorial Museum
- Elspeth Carroll - AWMM Youth Advisory Group (via video)
- Elja Murphy - AWMM Youth Advisory Group (via video)
- Plus other video guests
This will be a two-part interactive session which combines live and recorded provocations with creative, design thinking exercises to get us all talking. First up, we bring in the perspectives of those new to sector. What was it like to start? What do fresh eyes from other industries see in the way Museums work? And then - how could you include different ways of thinking and doing in your own practice?
- Sean Mallon - Senior Curator, Pacific Cultures, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
- Vasiti Palavi - Senior Collection Manager, Natural History, Auckland War Memorial Museum
- Iokapeta Magele-Suamasi - Outreach Programmer, Auckland Art Gallery
- Respondent: Reuben Friend - Director, Paataka
- Sarah Rushholme - Director, Children & Young People, Experience Wellington
- Andrea Milligan - Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Victoria University
Limit: 30 people.
- Dr. Wayne Ngata - Head of Matauranga Māori, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
- Henare Kani - Strategic Partnerships Advisor, Te Manawa, Museum of Art Science and History
- Rachel Wesley - Curator-Maori, Otago Museum
Speakers will present scenarios as a means to build greater understanding of tikanga and increase the comfort of Maori and non-Maori
6:00pm Inclusive party with Philip Patston at Te Manawa (included in registration)
Philip's diverse professional career combines with his somewhat paradoxical life experience as a gay, Caucasian man with unique function (disability), which is the foundation for Diversity New Zealand's leading work.