Museums


The University of Canterbury (UC)’s Macmillan Brown Library has been working to digitise its extensive collections and have enlisted the help of NZMS. The Macmillan Brown collection was started in 1935, and has since grown exponentially through donations, transfer of existing collections, and selective purchasing by UC. Most notably it holds a diverse range of […]



Photographs frequently tell a story, sometimes revealing things that cannot be put into words. They can serve as a connection to the past; a reminder of people, places, and significant events. These are some of the reasons why it is important to protect photographs for future generations. Unlike digital photographs from more recent eras, older […]




Cultural heritage collections provide invaluable information relating to our past and it is essential that institutions carefully consider how to protect them. Preventative conservation (correct storage, archival packaging, and proper handling) helps insure the longevity of these precious materials – but what measures should be taken to protect collections in the event of a disaster?






Understanding what copyright is, and what it means for different organisations, is an important topic for everyone in the Cultural Heritage (CH) sector to consider. In short, Copyright is the right to control the reproduction of original work. This resource is a guideline only and introduces the nuances of copyright relevant to the CH sector in New Zealand.