Resources



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.





At NZMS we see talented people coming up with incredible ideas for projects to inspire, to educate, to entertain their communities. We also see that the tricky part is not coming up with the ideas, or even finding an enthusiastic team with the drive and energy to make them happen, the tricky part is undoubtedly finding funding for the project.



Collections of Cultural Heritage are by no means limited to two-dimensions, our Archives and Museums are filled with three-dimensional objects of cultural and historical significance. As new technology has emerged we now have access to a range of tools for digitising three-dimensional (3D) objects.