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Mahakala Thangka, courtesy Marian Bond
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Microfilming Katherine Mansfield’s “His Little Friend”

Microfilming Katherine Mansfield’s “His Little Friend”

Recent publicity about the discovery of Katherine Mansfield’s previously unknown first work “His Little Friend” in the 13 October 1900 issue of New Zealand Graphic and Ladies Journal caused excitement at NZMS. Managing Director Andy Fenton recalled microfilming the journal sometime in the early 1990s and a little research by the NZMS Operations Team confirmed that it had been done on behalf of the Auckland Institute and Museum... read more »
Digitising glass plates for the Sir George Grey Special Collections with Auckland Libraries

Digitising glass plates for the Sir George Grey Special Collections with Auckland Libraries

NZMS Auckland has recently worked with a large collection of glass plate and film negatives donated to Auckland Libraries in 2015 by The NZ Herald. The approximately 16,000 negatives were found in the original New Zealand Herald offices in Albert Street. Auckland Libraries tasked NZMS with cleaning the plates prior to digitisation as well as transcribing important information from the original boxes and envelopes, digitising the images, and finally rehousing the plates... read more »

We’re Hiring! Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator

Are you keen to oversee a range of communication functions from our website to our events? Do you enjoy interacting with a wide range of stakeholders? Do you have an interest in supporting event delivery? Then come and join us at NZMS! We're a family oriented company that is growing and this role is pivotal to ensuring we deliver value to our customers in the Gallery, Library, Archive and... read more »
Celebrating 150 years of Hansard

Celebrating 150 years of Hansard

150 years ago a team of independent reporters began writing down everything politicians said in debates at Parliament. They stood for truth and accountability and their work continues to this day. The team and their written record is known as Hansard. Over the month of July the Office of the Clerk acknowledged and celebrated the centenary of the official record of Parliamentary Debates being kept which included the digitisation of every... read more »

Christchurch Vacancy-Part Time Digitisation Technician

We are looking for a part time team member to help digitise collections of heritage artefacts and artwork, and to configure our online software platform so communities can access and engage with those collections. This position involves being the part of a small team based at our Southern Regional Office located within Canterbury Museum, Christchurch. The successful applicant will be someone who loves the challenge of working with unique and... read more »
Designing a camera rig for large format items

Designing a camera rig for large format items

NZMS was recently involved in a project which proved a technical challenge to design a camera rig to capture large format items. NZMS were asked to provide a solution for the digitisation of very large two dimensional items, being primarily artwork and rolled maps. The largest item in the collection was 8 metres by 2 metres and many of the items were in a fragile state due to their age and composition... read more »

We’re Hiring! Intermediate Web Developer (PHP/ MySQL)

We are looking for an Intermediate PHP Developer whose day-to-day responsibilities will be back-end development and database/ server management. You’ll have a small team to work with but we are growing. This is an intermediate position, so communication and working with others in the team is an essential skill – basically we require more “hands on deck” to manage the expanding customer-base and development workload. We... read more »
From conservation to digitisation - Dr Edward Wilson’s Watercolour

From conservation to digitisation - Dr Edward Wilson’s Watercolour

Here at NZMS we are privileged and proud to work with artefacts of both national and international significance. We recently had the pleasure of digitising a newly discovered diary of George Murray Levick, a member of Scott’s 1910-1913 expedition, for the Antarctic Heritage Trust  This year the Antarctic Heritage Trust provided NZMS with the exciting task of digitising an incredible find - a watercolour painted by Dr... read more »
Museums Aotearoa Conference #MA17

Museums Aotearoa Conference #MA17

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 had the equivalent of oral history in action in all three of New... read more »

Vacancy – Auckland Office: Digital Solutions Technician

We are looking for a superstar to help us digitise our customers amazing collections of heritage artefacts and artwork, and to configure our online software platform so their communities can access and engage with those collections. Our customers include libraries, archives, museums, universities, iwis, government agencies, commercial organisations and individuals. The successful applicant is someone who loves the challenge of working with unique and diverse objects and has experience in... read more »

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