Leigh Rout


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 […]



The New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials Pu Manaaki Kahurangi Incorporated (NZCCM) was formed in 1983 with a vision to be an organisation where cultural materials are treasured and the development, awareness and support of conservation is upheld and respected.



I enjoyed this year’s TelSIG forum so much I wanted to share some of the learnings and takeaways.  The Tertiary Education Librarian’s Special Interest Group is a biannual forum or hui held this year at the University of Canterbury, Ōtautahi Christchurch, 4-5 July.  All the speakers were very inspiring, and the kaupapa was about celebrating […]



Launch of a new Recollect site is a big deal – our clients put a lot of work into getting their collections online – so we love it when our clients recognise this and have a formal launch to celebrate their achievement. Janine Delaney, Andy Fenton, and Leigh Rout were delighted to be invited to […]