Museums Aotearoa


The theme of Outside Insights into the sector was definitely upheld at this years’ Museum’s Aotearoa Conference. Repatriation of human remains, sexual and physical abuse, where science and art overlap, biculturalism, inclusiveness, youth leadership/transformation and, of course, Artificial Intelligence were all examined.




Museums Aotearoa, Te Tari o Ngā Whare Taonga o Te Motu, is the independent professional association for New Zealand’s museums and galleries and those who work for them. NZMS are long-time dedicated supporters and members of Museums Aotearoa and regularly participate in their annual conference. We have loved working with Museums throughout New Zealand since 1990 […]



It’s nice to reflect on Conference attendance, in writing and sharing conference inspirations we not only acknowledge and appreciate the time and effort the Presenters put into their work but create the impetus to generate change. The conference theme was working for greater inclusion – this was immediately manifest with a heartwarming Powhiri, where we […]



Museums Australasia 2016 Conference or MA16: Facing the Future: Local, Global and Pacific Possibilities – was the first joint conference between Museums Australia and Museums Aotearoa.  Crossing cultures and disciplines, the conference program covered events, tours and activities with a strong emphasis on the cultures of the Asia-Pacific region.  The Twitter hashtag for the event […]




Museums Aotearoa conference is nearly upon us and it is a great time for catching up with old friends and business colleagues as well as meeting new ones. Andy and Hannah from NZMS will be there with liquorice and friendly helpful advice for anyone who wants it, so keep an eye out for them. WWI […]