A network for Aotearoa museums and art galleries generating and receiving touring exhibitions.
The TENNZ group is made up of New Zealand museums and art galleries that actively generate and receive touring exhibitions. The network has representatives from metropolitan and regional institutions covering a wide range of multidisciplinary exhibition concepts and projects. We also share information and opportunities about international touring exhibitions.
Membership is free. Membership of the network is not open to commercial companies or exhibition touring agencies - but agencies may present to the network at TENNZ meetings.
2021: TENNZ will meet in person and via zoom on Wednesday 4 August, hosted at Auckland War Memorial Museum. A notice and agenda have been sent to registered members of TENNZ. For queries, please contact TENNZ Chair Max Riksen or the MA office.
TENNZ members have generally met twice a year (May and November), although this pattern has been impacted by COVID. The May meeting has been a half-day gathering, timed and located with the MA conference. The focus of this meeting is primarily a marketplace where members have an opportunity to promote touring exhibitions from their institution. There is also an opportunity for the host museum or gallery to show delegates around a recently opened exhibition.
The November meeting is a full-day gathering and is hosted by one of the TENNZ members. The November meeting has a marketplace and exhibition tour, and may also include presentations and discussions relevant to the museum and gallery exhibition sector.
Meetings are collegial and a broad range of issues around touring and staging exhibitions are discussed.
Due to COVID-19, TENNZ met via Zoom during 2020 through to February 2021.
The TENNZ register is the trading place where available touring exhibition briefs are posted. Any venue interested in hosting one of the exhibitions posted here is encouraged to contact the relevant institution.
This register is currently under development. In the meantime, we will post touring exhibition opportunities below. If you would like to post your exhibition, please complete this template and send to email@example.com.
Exhibitions available now
Ngā Hau Ngākau : taonga puoro - Robin Slow (painting), Brian Flintoff (carving), Bob Bickerton (video)
Exhibitions coming soon
There are no exhibitions in this category at present.
The current TENNZ Chair is Max Riksen (Touring Exhibitions Manager, Auckland War Memorial Museum).
Contact Max Riksen if you are interested in joining.