Collections & research
Publications & resources relating to core museological capabilities that collect, curate, conserve, and protect taonga. Includes physical and digital access to collections and expertise; and curatorial research, collection management and development, conservation, exhibition development and outreach. Also includes job descriptions for conservators, collection managers, collection assistants, registrars, technicians, loans officers, archivists.
National Repatriation Policy for Kōiwi Tangata and Associated Burial Taonga within Aotearoa
This is a new Policy document prepared by the National Repatriation Network and reviewed alongside the MA Code of Ethics during 2020.
It was adopted at the Museums Aotearoa Annual General Meeting on 24 June 2021.
Queries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Code of Ethics & Professional Practice 2021
This is the final draft of the revised Museums Aotearoa Code of Ethics & Professional Practice for Governing Bodies, Manager and Staff of Museums and Art Galleries in Aotearoa New Zealand.
It is intended for ratification at the Annual General Meeting on 24 June 2021. Any comments can be sent to email@example.com by Thursday 10 June 2021.
Extinct Species Trade Regulations DRAFT submission
New proposed regulations under the Wildlife Act 1953 will prohibit – with some exemptions – the sale and purchase of bones, eggs, and other remains of extinct native species. Visit the DoC website for the discussion document and submission details. Submissions are due on 28 September 2020.
This draft museum/research sector base submission has been prepared by Colin Miskelly in consultation with interested experts from across the sector to assist institutions and individuals with making their own submissions.
National Repatriation Addendum for Kōiwi Tangata and Associated Burial Taonga within Aotearoa
This National Repatriation Addendum has been created to offer guidance for museums in taking an ethical approach to the respectful management of kōiwi tangata within their care.
Consultation on the adoption of this addendum is part of the review of the Museums Aotearoa Code of Ethics, August-October 2020.
Feedback on the review is open until 12 October.
Several online hui are being held to offer discussion and feedback opportunities. See events listings for details.
Zui recording: Digital opportunities
MOTAT Collections Copyright Framework (June 2020)
Arms Act - NZ Police information for collectors
Guidelines for the care of larger and working historic objects
Working objects: guidelines for their operation and care
Te Ara - Journal of Museums Aotearoa Online volume 33
About Te Ara
Te Ara was the journal of Museums Aotearoa published twice a year from 2002 to 2005 and online in 2007 and 2009.
You can download Volume 33 in the form it was published from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
Lost in the museum: buried treasures and the stories they tell
Author: Nancy Moses
Reviewed by Natasha Barrett