Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Museums Trust collection storage meets high standards

Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust collection storage meets high standards of care.

The Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust held its first meeting of the year on Monday 10th
3.30pm. The Trustees could not ignore the recent media attention regarding collection storage.

As guardians of the collection on behalf of the people of Hawke’s Bay the Trust is charged with ensuring proper care of the collection today and for the future.

The Trustees are confident that the storage and standard of care of this, the largest and most important of the NZ regional collections, meets very high levels of professional care. Over the last few years the packaging of the collection has been upgraded to meet museum standards for disaster planning and risk management particularly as it relates to earthquakes. As a consequence of this higher level of protection the bulk of the collection has increased.

At the same time the Trust’s collections have grown since the Museum closed in 2010 this has also contributed to the current situation.

The Chair of the Trust Barbara Arnott said “a good analogy is a pair of shoes packed in a shoe box rather than lying in the bottom of the wardrobe will take up more room but be better cared for.” This bulk has necessitated greater storage needs for the same size collection.

“The figures currently circulating are inaccurate and irrelevant to the maintenance of Hawke’s Bays treasures. All of Hawke’s Bay should be proud of the strength of this important collection and the high standards of care and attention it receives” said Barbara Arnott.

The Trust is not concerned that the collection is to be stored over two sites. Museums throughout New Zealand and the rest of the world maintain offsite stores and in many cases it is considered best practice as it inherently reduces collection risk.

Parts of the collection were never intended to be stored in the new MTG building.

Nor is there any consideration of returning items to donors as a method of making space. The collection is currently well housed and well cared for, in an environment capable of meeting current and future needs.

The Trust is proud of its association with the high standards of the professional staff of MTG Hawke’s Bay, who have managed the collection on the Trust’s behalf through the design and development phases of the current project. It supports MTG Hawke’s Bay staff in their work on the Trust’s behalf.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Human Rights Commission: Urgent Need For Action On Seclusion And Restraint

A new independent report has outlined a number of serious concerns about New Zealand’s seclusion and restraint practices, says the Human Rights Commission...

Chief Human Rights Commissioner David Rutherford says that while the report makes for sobering reading, the focus should now be on how the recommendations can be used to reduce the occurrence of seclusion and restraint in New Zealand and, in circumstances where it is necessary, to improve practices. More>>

 

$11bn Capital Spend, New Debt Target: Steven Joyce On Budget Priorities

First, delivering better public services for a growing country – providing all New Zealanders with the opportunity to lead successful independent lives... And finally, we remain committed to reducing the tax burden and in particular the impact of marginal tax rates on lower and middle income earners, when we have the room to do so. More>>

ALSO:

JustSpeak Report: Bail Changes To Blame For New Billion Dollar Prison

In 2013 criminal justice spending was falling and the Government was mulling over what to spend the money on. 3 years later there are 10,000 people in prison and a new billion dollar prison is announced. More>>

ALSO:

Asylum: Dunne Accepts Hundreds Of Postcards On Refugee Categories

Minister Peter Dunne today accepted over 800 postcards calling for convention refugees to have the same entitlements as quota refugees... The campaign has been run with ActionStation together with LUSH Cosmetics, with postcards being signed in stores around New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Reshuffle: PM Announces Changes To Ministerial Portfolios

Prime Minister Bill English today announced the appointment of Gerry Brownlee as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nathan Guy as Minister of Civil Defence, Nikki Kaye as Minister of Education and Mark Mitchell as Minister of Defence. More>>

ALSO:

Q+A Transcript: CTU Call For 'National Standards' On Wages

‘If you look at countries who do better than us, who pay wages better, who have more competitive industries, more successful economies, they have systems where there are national standards.’ More>>

ALSO:

Energy: Greens Launch Plan For Cheaper And Cleaner Electricity

$112 million for winter warm-up payments to help low-income households cover their power bills • setting a goal for 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030 (in average hydrological conditions) • an investigation into the electricity wholesale market. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news