Publications and resources relating to museum and sector strategy and performance, and the strategy and performance of Museums Aotearoa. 

The Value of Museums and Galleries Leaders Summit 2023

15 March 2023

MA hosted a leaders discussion on leveraging the BERL research into the Value of Museums and Galleries.

  • Honourable Chris Finlayson
  • Hillmarè Schultz, Chief Economist BERL
  • Phil Evans, lead for He Ara Waiora, Treasury
  • Ian Griffin, Director Otago University
  • Sarah Austen-Smith, Director Heft Communications

The presentations and analysis have been shared with the attendees.

Museums Aotearoa AGM draft minutes 2020

1 Oct 2020

Code of Ethics & Professional Practice 2021



ICOM Definition of museum - Aotearoa New Zealand

SInce the 2019 ICOM Triennial, engagement has been conducted with ICOM's National and International Committees towards a new definition of museum. This is the contribution from ICOM Aotearoa New Zealand, submitted to the Committee for Museum Definitions, Prospects and Potential 2 (MDPP 2) in April 2021.

Director Organisational Development: Job description

11 Feb 2021

Infometrics: Economic effects of COVID-19

1 Oct 2020

Presentation from Brad Olsen to ServiceIQ Industry Advisory Group, discussing the effects of COVID-19 as they relate to the service industries in particular.

Tūhononga - Museums Aotearoa / Te Papa agreement

22 Sep 2020

Tūhononga o Te Tari o Ngā Whare Taonga o Te Motu me Te Papa Tongarewa

An agreement to establish mutual expectations, commitments and responsibilities and programmes for MA and Te Papa to work together where mutually beneficial. This replaces the earlier MoU signed in 2006.

Museums Aotearoa AGM agenda 2020

7 Jul 2020

Agenda of the twenty-first Annual General Meeting of Museums Aotearoa.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Arts and Creative Sector

1 Apr 2020
Report providing an overview of the anticipated effects of COVID-19 pandemic for the arts and creative sector in New Zealand.

Museums Aotearoa Submission on 'Culture, Wellbeing and the Living Standards Framework'

30 Sep 2019
Final submission from Museums Aotearoa on the Discussion Paper ‘Culture, Wellbeing and the Living Standards Framework: A Perspective (DP 19/02)’.