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. 

Job description: Senior Conservation Technician, MOTAT 2020

2020

A selection of job description exemplars is available to MA members.

Job description for the position of Senior Conservation Technician at MOTAT, last updated February 2020.

Job description: Kaitiaki Taonga Collection Manager Humanities, Te Papa 2020

1 Jan 2020

A selection of job description exemplars is available to MA members.

Job description for the position of Kaitiaki Taonga Collection Manager Humanities at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, last updated January 2020. 

Job description: Collection Assistant - Photography, MTG Hawke's Bay 2019

2019
Job description for the position of Collection Assistant - Photography at MTG Hawke's Bay, last updated October 2019.

Arms Act - NZ Police information for collectors

5 Sep 2019
Information circulated by NZ Police for firearms collectors (including museums) about prohibited items, storage requirements and licence processes.

Job description: Registrar Exhibitions and Touring, Hutt City Museums 2019

1 Aug 2019
Job description for the position of Registrar Exhibitions and Touring at Hutt City Museums (Dowse Art Museum and Petone Settlers Museum), last updated August 2019.

Job description: Library Assistant, Alexander Turnbull Library 2019

2019
Job description for the position of Library Assistant at Alexander Turnbull Library, last updated June 2019.

Job description: Digitisation Technician, Canterbury Museum 2019

2019
Job description for the position of Digitisation Technician at Canterbury Museum, last updated June 2019.

Job description: Conservator, Otago Museum 2019

1 Jan 2019
Job description for the position of Conservator at Otago Museum, last updated 2019. 

Guidelines for the care of larger and working historic objects

1 Apr 2018
Practical conservation advice for owners of historic objects be they heritage organisations (museums, societies or heritage sites) or private individuals, irrespective of the size of their collection.

Working objects: guidelines for their operation and care

1 Jul 2017
Document developed to assist museums that are responsible for operating collection objects such as trams, motor vehicles, locomotives and so on.