Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


National museum and gallery focus on Hawke's Bay

1 April 2014

National museum and gallery focus on Hawke's Bay

Over 200 museum and gallery professionals are converging on Hawke's Bay this week. 'The Business of Culture', this year's Museums Aotearoa conference, will explore the implications and opportunities that business models bring to cultural institutions.

"This is a timely focus for our public museums and galleries as we strive to actively evolve in a climate of continuing budget constraints – the balance between economic and social or cultural goals is a tricky one," says Phillipa Tocker, Executive Director of Museums Aotearoa. "Here in Napier, the spotlight is currently on our host, MTG Hawke's Bay. The same questions are being asked in Dunedin, Wellington and elsewhere, and it's vital that we share and learn from each other and from international colleagues."

Coming from the UK, international keynote speaker Laura Wright, is CEO of Tate Enterprises, the revenue-generating arm of the Tate galleries. Wright will highlight some of their successes and learning over the last few years, during a period of drastic public spending cuts, particularly in the cultural sector. The other international speaker is Kate Clark, a Sydney-based heritage consultant who has led outcomes evaluation for UK's Heritage Lotteries Fund and more recently the transformation of Historic Houses NSW into Sydney Living Museums. While in New Zealand, Wright will also give talks to museum sector colleagues in Auckland and Wellington, and Clark will provide workshops in Christchurch and Auckland on significance analysis and the value of cultural objects.

Among the other speakers are Ganesh Nana, BERL's Chief Economist from Wellington, and many experts from the museum and gallery sector with topics ranging from admission charges and alternative fundraising strategies to bicultural business models.

As well as directors and experienced professionals, this year there is also a strong contingent of 'emerging professionals', who have been encouraged to take a more active part in convening and presenting conference sessions. "We're looking forward to adding their new vision to the wisdom of experience at this conference. It is essential the we all embrace change and new thinking," says Tocker.

Conference delegates at Thursday night's NZ Museum Awards dinner in Napier will celebrate the very best of exhibitions, projects and innovations. With a record number of entries, the judging panel has selected 19 finalists in 6 categories.

ENDS

New Zealand Museum Awards 2014 Finalists
in alphabetical order by category
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Moana - My Ocean
Canterbury Museum
RISE - Street Art
Best Exhibition
over $20,000
Christchurch Art Gallery
Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker
Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Sir Frank Brangwyn: Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of
Horton House
Tauranga Art Gallery
Corrugations: the art of Jeff Thomson
Best Exhibition
under $20,000
Te Awamutu Museum
Toi Ki Roto - Art inside from the Te Ao Marama Unit, Waikeria Prison
New Zealand Historic Places Trust
High Street Stories www.highstreetstories.co.nz
Rotorua Museum
On the Wing - Urban Release of the New Zealand Falcon
Best Museum
Project
(activity)
Te Hikoi
Taonga Toki Project
Canterbury Museum
Quake City
MTG Hawke's Bay
MTG Hawke's Bay Redevelopment Project
Best Museum
Project
(organisation)
Whakatane Museum
Te Kōputu a Te Whanga a Toi development
Canterbury Museum
Red Zone Bus Tours
Museums Wellington
Great Strike 1913
New Zealand Historic Places Trust and New Zealand Film Archive
Reel Life in Rural New Zealand
Most Innovative
Public
Programme
Voyager NZ Maritime Museum
Auckland Tall Ships Festival
Hastings City Art Gallery
Te Taniwha
MTG Hawke's Bay
Ūkaipō - ō tātou whakapapa, Taonga Māori exhibition
Most Innovative
use of Te Reo
Māori
Voyager NZ Maritime Museum
Kōrero Tipua

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Review: “Salute” By Royal New Zealand Ballet In Wellington

The Royal New Zealand Ballet performed “Salute” for a final time in Wellington on Sunday night, and it was nothing short of spectacular. More>>

ALSO:

NZ on Air: More Funding For TV Captions To Increase Access

More funding for TV captions to increase access NZ On Air has increased funding to provide more captions and audio description on television programmes for the hearing and sight impaired. More>>

Music: So Laid Back Country China Album Release

On Friday night, So Laid Back Country China held a gig at Meow for the release of their new album With Knees of Honey in Goodbye Canyon. I briefly spoke with Harriet lead vocals, keyboard) and Michael (lead vocals, guitar) before the gig More>>

Art: Wellington Region Celebrates Matariki

Eight Wellington museums and galleries have joined forces to present a major programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate Matariki 2015, the Māori New Year. The Wellington Matariki Festival will host more than 60 free events and activities between Saturday ... More>>

Wellington: TEDxWellingtonWomen Speakers Unveiled

The lineup is announced today for the highly anticipated upcoming event TEDxWellingtonWomen. Speakers include local women and men who have lived extraordinary lives and have ideas worth spreading. More>>


Books: Witi Ihimaera To Address ‘State Of NZ Literature’at Festival

6 May 2015 MEDIA RELEASE Witi Ihimaera to Address ‘State of NZ Literature’ at Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival The New Zealand Book Council has chosen the 2015 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival as the stage for its annual address, which ... More>>

Culture: Historic Māori Portraits Travel To The Czech Republic

Image credit: Gottfried Lindauer, Wahanui Reihana Te Huatare, oil on canvas, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915 More>>

Art: Something Felt, Something Shared - Enjoy

Gabrielle Amodeo, Ruby Joy Eade, Clare McLean, Kalya Ward Curated by Emma Ng May 7 – 30, 2015 Opening: Wednesday May 6, 5.30pm Strange frequencies are channelled through personal narratives and poetic placeholders in Something felt, something ... More>>

Culture: Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015

Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015 Images from New Zealand Defence Force Click for big version A bugler plays The Last Post Click for big version A View from the top of the Carillion Click for big version Faces old and young Click for big ... More>>

Television: MediaWorks Announces Dancing With The Stars Hosts

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce host Dominic Bowden alongside co-host Sharyn Casey for the hit series Dancing with the Stars. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news