Tuesday Afternoon Site Visits

Missing voices, military voices? Visit to Linton Camp Army Engineering Museum

This field trip, led by Tracy Puklowski, combines a visit to a little known museum, with a surprisingly rich collection telling a powerful story of the expertise and ingenuity behind many campaigns and achievements of the New Zealand Army, with insights into other stories often missing from our military history.

Joe Hollander of the New Zealand Army Engineering Museum will host the visit, with opportunities to view the museum and its collections as well as key features of the camp complex.

Panel discussion: Military Voices, Missing Voices

  • Chair: Bridget Wellwood - Eketahuna Museum.

Grandad never talked about the war - the challenges that surround storytelling in a military museum

  • Elizabeth Mildon - Assistant Curator, Heraldry, National Army Museum

This current period of commemoration has raised people’s interest in family members who served during times of conflict. Medals, badges and buttons, stuck for most of the last hundred years in a box at the back of a wardrobe, are coming into the light. Families are showing concern about what will happen to this material and see us as a place of safe keeping. When this material comes to the museum, are we asking enough questions? Is there enough dialogue between us and the donors and do we maintain that dialogue so the connection between the object and the family is not lost?

Ake! Ake! Ake!

  • Henriata Nicholas - Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Ngāti Unu, Ngāti Kahu. Exhibitions Co-ordinator, Te Awamutu Museum.
  • Dr Tom Roa - Nga Apakura, Associate Professor, Waikato University

These famous words from the Battle of Orākau have resounded throughout the world. This exhibition uses this phrase to bring to mind an aspect of the Māori people of that time, and it’s connection to the people of World War One, through to today, and on. The good fight is to be fought, forever and ever. We must remember!

Afternoon tea provided.

Revitalising Karaka Grove - Visit to Massey Campus

Karaka Grove marks remnants of a former extensive uru karaka or grove bordering the Manawatū River. Established as a major food source to support Rangitāne settlement from 1800, the site is also connected with battles occurring in the 1820s along the river flats where many lives were lost. Over time, land owners, including Massey University, have worked with Rangitāne to maintain the wairua of the site.

The fieldtrip introduces Karaka Grove as a heritage site, and explains its evolution and re-vitalisation. Presentations and roundtable discussions include those closely involved with recent re-development – Rangitāne; artists; historians, Māori horticulturalists; geographers; city planners.

Depart Convention Centre / Return to Convention Centre
Wear comfortable shoes

Afternoon tea provided


Art residencies and community engagement - Visit to Whanganui Sarjeant

Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui Site visit

With the recent announcement from the Government confirming $10 million dollars for the major redevelopment project of the Sarjeant Gallery, visit the gallery at its interim site where staff will discuss how engagement with their community has helped achieve fundraising to date. We will also discuss Activating collections and collections care; creating engaging programmes and associated events that connect with the diversity of our communities; collaborating with local and national artists and makers; and the interconnectedness of our exhibition programming and operational services including the gallery shop, events and marketing.

While you are in Whanganui, gallery staff will give brief Pecha Kucha style presentations about how community engagement via programming, access to collections and its front facing operations, has enabled them to engender support to progress the Sarjeant's redevelopment project. You will also get the chance to see behind the scenes and you will be hosted by the Sarjeant's management team of: Director, Greg Anderson; Curator and Public Programmes Manager, Greg Donson; Curator of Collections, Jennifer Taylor Moore and Operations Manager, Teresa Toy.
Gallery Practice - Community Engagement