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Museums Aotearoa Conference - Outside Insights 2018

Will we see you at the Museums Aotearoa conference this year?

NZMS are proud to be sponsoring the MA18 conference, to be held in Christchurch on 20 - 23 May 2018. The conference is being held over several venues across the Christchurch cultural landscape including Canterbury Museum, Christchurch Art Gallery and the Air Force Museum.

We love supporting Museums Aotearoa who deliver inspiring and insightful events that develop and bring innovation to the Museums and Gallery sector throughout New Zealand and abroad.

Alison Barnett, Andy Fenton and Leigh Rout from NZMS’ Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch offices are attending and hope to see you there. If you would like to book a discussion with our team about digitisation or collection management systems during the conference book a meeting with them here.

MA18 Conference - Outside Insights

Museum practice is enriched by connecting with people working outside the museum sector and applying their insights. In the post-quake Christchurch transformation we've pulled together and learnt from others. This conference presents inspirational speakers who offer perspectives on place-making, alternative ways of working, and the role of cultural institutions in a rapidly changing world.

Keynote Speakers

Tā Mark Solomon: Former Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu from 1998-2016 and board member of Te Papa 2001-2007. He now has various directorship roles including Chair of the Canterbury District Health Board.

Elizabeth Connor: Founder of The KinShip, dedicated to using storytelling and other creative tools to connect the potential of science with the real needs of the world, winner of the inaugural Prime Minister's Prize for Science Communication.

Kaila Colbin: Curator of TEDxChristchurch and TEDxScottBase, NZ Ambassador for Singularity University, co-founder and Chair of the non-profit Ministry of Awesome, Chair of the New York-based Natural Gourmet Institute, Deputy Chair of CORE Education, and a director of ChristchurchNZ, the Christchurch agency responsible for tourism, major events and economic development.

Find out more from these speakers and the intriguing Ministry of Awesome by registering for the conference on the MA website.