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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 10 June 2021.
Collections Assistant: Job description
Assistant Curator Modern and Contemporary Māori Art: Job description
MOTAT objects for disposal (Feb 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)
Job description: Collections Manager, Te Awamutu Museum 2020
A selection of job description exemplars is available to MA members.
Job description for the position of Collections Manager at Te Awamutu Museum, last updated May 2020.