Museums Aotearoa Conference 2013 (MA13)
10-12 April, Hamilton
Leadership – personal, professional and institutional
MA13 will explore aspects of leadership within and outside the museum:
- museums as leaders in the community
- leading and navigating through change
- leading within the institution
- developing new leaders
- museums leading economic recovery
- museums engaging with social change
A team from Waikato Museum and the wider region has been meeting to plan an inspiring programme for colleagues to get together in Hamilton to share, learn and develop our leadership skills, knowledge and capacity.
There will be keynote speakers, workshops, panel discussion sessions, visits to local institutions, the 2013 NZ Museum Awards celebration, and the second annual Museums Aotearoa Lecture. And of course there will be lots of social occasions to catch up with old friends and meet new colleagues.
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Museums Aotearoa Conference 2012 (MA12)
MA12 - Collaboration in practice is now over. Click here for programme information.
We welcomed two international keynote speakers:
- Umberto Crenca, founder and artistic director of AS220, a nonprofit centre for the arts in Providence, Rhode Island (www.as220.org)
- Jim Marchbank, former CEO of Science North, Sudbury, North Ontario, (http://www.sciencenorth.ca/)
The annual New Zealand Museum Awards Dinner was held on 19 April at the City Gallery, with some fine dining and a fantastic local band for entertainment. There was a record number of entries, visit our Awards page for the announcement of finalists and winners.
Further chances to catch up with colleagues were over welcome drinks at the Museum of Wellington City and Sea on Wednesday 18 April and Governors/Directors were invited to a dinner that evening hosted by the Hon Christopher Finlayson, Minister for Arts, Culture & Heritage.
The conference was preceded by the inaugural Museums Aotearoa Public Lecture on the evening of Tuesday 17 April in Soundings Theatre, Te Papa.
Museums Aotearoa Conference 2011 (MA11)
13 - 15 April 2011, Nelson
We had a great time at the MA11 conference in Nelson, hosted by The Suter and Nelson Provincial Museum.
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MA10 Museums - who needs them?
14 - 16 April 2010
Demonstrating value and relevance in challenging and changing times.
Thank you to everyone that attended and contributed to the MA10 conference, jointly hosted by Puke Ariki and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.
MA09 Culture - Access - Innovation
15 - 17th April 2009
Making collections accessible to more people in new ways, MA09 explored the challenges of making our museum collections relevant and accessible to all our audiences.
MA08 Museum people - the human collection
8 - 11 April 2008
MA08 focussed on people - the staff and volunteers who keep our museums and art galleries functioning - and the challenges, training and development needs, and opportunities that we constantly juggle.
MA07 Museums – Building for the Future
14 - 17 March
Held just a few months after the opening of Auckland Museums' grand atrium redevelopment, MA07 looked at case studies, issues and contexts for museum architecture and development.
MA06 Museums as a central focus for community
12 - 14 April