Leigh Rout


New technologies in digitisation are paving the way for more accurate and visually descriptive preservation of cultural heritage collections. Of these new technologies, NZMS is embracing structured light 3D scanning to capture objects 3-dimensionally, delivering multiple viewpoints and allowing for an increased sense of tangibility – superior to a typical photograph.




The LIANZA Otago/ Southland “Not a Weekend Weekend School” was held in Gore, on the 6th and 7th of September. The event theme “Resourcing Our Changing Communities” allowed speakers from different organisations to share how they support their communities, driven by understanding, passion and drive



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.





The Sisters of Mercy purchased the property on which the Villa Maria College is now situated in 1917. The school was opened on 18 February 1918 with 14 pupils enrolled. Villa Maria began serving the district as a parish school when boys were admitted in 1921. When another Catholic school (St Teresa’s) opened later nearby, boys were […]