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Collection Management Workshop In Rangiora

11 December 2008

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Te Papa Holds A Collection Management Workshop In Rangiora

National Services Te Paerangi of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa) is holding a workshop entitled Collection Management workshop on Saturday 13 December 2008 at the Rangiora Museum.

This workshop is an opportunity for representatives from small museums, heritage organisations, the arts and cultural sector, iwi organisations, and others in the region to learn useful new skills and share ideas. People will be attending from Oxford Museum, Rangiora Museum, Belfast Museum, Methven Historical Society, Ferrymead Heritage Park, Godley Head Museum, Amuri Museum, New Brighton Museum, Kowai Archives, and the Railway Museum.

The workshop will be composed of a lecture-style presentation, group discussion and problem solving; as well as a practical demonstration and some hands-on practical tasks. Participants will learn the acquisition process, assigning accession numbers and marking objects, basics of condition reporting, good handling practices, storage conditions that help preservation of collections, and loans and packing for transport.

Pam Mackintosh from Rangiora Museum said today, “Workshops such as this are hugely valuable to smaller museums throughout our region as they provide opportunities for participants to see and learn new techniques, practices and strategies for collection care. They are also wonderful opportunities for people from different museums to compare notes, discuss specific issues and generally learn from each other. Rangiora Museum is pleased to assist National Services Te Paerangi to facilitate developmental opportunities such as these for our region,”

The workshop will be presented by Salme Kortet, who has 11 years experience in different aspects of collection management. Her previous experience has included managing the Herbarium collection database at The Finnish Museum of Natural History, Helsinki and working as Collections Assistant at TheNewDowse and Petone Settlers Museum in Lower Hutt. This year she has completed a Postgraduate certificate in Heritage Materials Science at Victoria University. Salme’s current role is Preservation Technician at The National Preservation Office, part of The National Library in Wellington.

Salme said today, “Collection management is an essential part of what a museum does. Good collection management ensures the most professional care for a museum’s collection now and in the future. New Zealand has hundreds of small, often volunteer-run museums with wonderful collections and this kind of course offers the opportunity for museum staff to gain new skills and add to their existing knowledge. I also hope that this course will allow staff from museums in the area to establish a professional network to share advice and expertise.”

National Services Te Paerangi works with Te Papa and their mission is to strengthen the museum sector by providing practical and strategic help to museums and iwi throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. Our goal is for museums and iwi to be significantly strengthened by increased participation in our programmes and by working collaboratively at a local and national level.

Collection Management workshop

Saturday 13th December 2008, from 9.30am to 4.30pm, at Rangiora Museum, Rangiora.


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