Te rōpū whakahaere matua 

Kitea ai te tūāhua tikanga rua o Te Papa Tongarewa i roto i te hononga o te Tumu Whakarae me te Kaihautū. Whai whakaaro ai a Te Papa Tongarewa ki te tūranga ahurei o te iwi Māori i Aotearoa me te hiahia kia whai wāhi a Ngāi Māori i roto i te mana tuku, te whakahaere, me ngā mahi o te whare taonga ā-motu.

Tumu Whakarae – Michael Houlihan

I tīmata mai a Mike Houlihan i tāna mahi whare taonga hei kaiāwhina rangahau i te Tari o ngā Whakaaturanga ki te Whare Pupuri Taonga Riri a te Karauna (Rānana, Ingarangi), nāwai rā, ka tū ko ia te Kaitiaki o te Tari Whakaaturanga Pūmau me te tūranga Upoko o te Rangahau Whakaaturanga i reira. 

Ka riro māna hei Kaiwhakahaere Tuarua o te Whare Taonga Horniman i te tonga o Rānana (Ingarangi) i te tau 1984, ā, nō te tau 1994 ka tū ko ia te kaiwhakahaere matua.

I te tau 1998, ka tohua a Mike ki te tūranga hei Kaiwhakahaere Mātāmua o te hanga hou a Ngā Whare Taonga me Ngā Whare Huarewa ā-Motu o Airangi i te Raki, nāna i hautū te whakakotahitanga o ngā Whare Tāonga a te kāwanatanga o Airangi i te Raki.

I te tau 2003, ka tū ko ia hei Kaiwhakahaere Matua o Amgueddfa Cymru – Te Whare Taonga ā-Motu o Wēra, he kāhui whare taonga e whitu e whakaatu ana i te hītori, i ngā ahumahi me te taiao o Wēra, ā, tae atu ki ngā kohinga toi, kohinga motuhake nō te ao nui tonu.

Ko Mike te Heamana o ICOM UK, i mua rā ko ia te Heamana o te Kohinga Tiaki Taonga hoki. I tuhi pukapuka hītori riri a Mike, ā, ko tana tino kaupapa ko ngā wheako o ngā Hōia Piritana i te Pae Hauāuru, 1914–18.

Michael Houlihan

Acting Kaihautū – Rhonda Paku

Tūnga

Rhonda Paku is the Acting Kaihautū of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. She is of Ngāti Kahungunu, Tuhoe and Ngāti Ruapani descent in the east of the North Island, New Zealand.

As the Acting Kaihautū, Rhonda shares responsibility for the cultural leadership and strategic management of Te Papa alongside the Chief Executive. The Kaihautū also leads the bicultural development of the organisation and is responsible for overseeing the relationship with iwi and Māori stakeholders, the Karanga Aotearoa Repatriation Programme, care of Rongomaraeroa (Te Papa’s marae) and National Services Te Paerangi.

In addition to the Kaihautū role, Rhonda is also the Senior Curator of the Māori collection, managing a team of curators and collection managers who are responsible for the research, care, and management of the collection for a variety of purposes.  In her role as Senior Curator, Rhonda is required to:

  • Determine strategic and business plans for collection development, collection management and research
  • Ensure collections are managed to national and international standards
  • Advance scholarship, research, publications and curatorial expertise
  • Provide leadership and advice on exhibition development, exhibition programming, best use of the collections and product development

Provide advice and guidance across the organisation on matters concerning Māori culture, customs and practices as they pertain to the Māori collection.

Ōna kāwai

Prior to becoming the Senior Curator, Rhonda was the Manager of Iwi Development in the National Services Te Paerangi team, leading the development of capacity building programmes for Māori communities to care for their own treasures as well as advancing collaborative and mutually beneficial partnerships between iwi Māori (Māori tribes) and the Museum sector.

Rhonda has served on the Board of the Wellington Museums Trust, which is responsible for the largest grouping of cultural and heritage attractions in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city, and is a member of the Cultural Sub commission of the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO. The four key work programmes of the sub-commission resonate with aspects of her current responsibilities and include:

  • Culture and Development
  • Heritage
  • Creativity
  • Intercultural Dialogue.

Committed to Māori development, tikanga and te reo Māori (Māori customs and language), cultural sustainability and continuity, Rhonda is interested in all aspects of Māori material culture from traditional to contemporary art, including the performing arts. 

Rhonda Paku

Kaiwhakahaere Rōpū Kohinga, Rangahau Hoki – Dr Claudia Orange

Tūnga

Ko Dr Claudia Orange te Kaiwhakahaere Rōpū Kohinga, Rangahau Hoki o Te Papa Tongarewa. Ko ia te kaiārahi o ngā rōpū whakahaere mō te rangahau, te tiaki me te kohikohi i roto i ngā wāhanga kohinga matua e rima – Toi, Hītori, Te Moananui-a-Kiwa, Mātauranga Māori, me te Ao Tūturu.

Ōna kāwai

I tīmata a Claudia i tēnei tūnga ki Te Papa Tongarewa i Hūrae 2009. I mua i tēnei, i a ia te tūnga Kaiwhakahaere o te Hītori me ngā Ahurea o Te Moananui-a-Kiwa i te Whare Taonga.

I mua i Te Papa, ko Claudia te Kaitakatā Matua o ngā kohinga pukapuka o te Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (1990–2003). Nāna i whakahaere te nukutanga o te Pukapuka Taki Kupu ki te pae ipurangi i te tau 2002. I taua wā anō, koia te Tumu Kōrero Whakakapi i te Tari Taiwhenua (1997–2000).

Kua riro i a Claudia ētahi hōnore. I te tau 1993, ko te Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) tērā. I te tau 1997, ka riro ake te Distinguished Alumni Award a Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau. I te tau 2009, ka tohia ki te Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (DCNZM).

He whānui ngā tānga a Claudia mō te hītori o Aotearoa, otirā mō te hononga o ngā iwi me Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Tētahi o āna tuhinga o tata ake nei ko An Illustrated History of the Treaty of Waitangi (2004).

Dr Claudia Orange

Kaiwhakahaere Rōpū Wheako – Mark Donovan

Tūnga

Ko Mark Donovan te Kaiwhakahaere Rōpū Wheako kei Te Papa Tongarewa. Ko te Rōpū Wheako te wāhanga kaitā rawa o Te Papa Tongarewa. Ko ngā kaimahi kei te whakarite i ngā whakaaturanga, me ngā mahi, me ngā Discovery Centres mā ngā tamariki, ngā ratonga pukapuka, me ngā ratonga kaiāwhina.

Ōna kāwai

I riro i a Mark te tūnga Kaiwhakahaere Rōpū Wheako i Hune 2009.

I mua i a Te Papa Tongarewa, ko Mark te Senior Director for Exhibits and Design i te National Aquarium Institute i Baltimore. I a ia i reira, ko tana tino mahi he kimi me pēhea te whakawhānui ake i te tirohanga o taua whare me ōna kaupapa mō te iwi, tae atu ki āna taonga whakaatu. I riro i a ia te tohu American Zoo and Aquarium Association o 2008 mō te whakaatu kararehe ora – Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes.

I runga a Mark i ētahi poari ōkawa i Amerika me Uropi hei kaitohutohu. I mua i tōna wā ki Baltimore:

  • i mahi ia i roto i te kaupapa ako a te whare taonga i Syracuse University
  • nāna i whakatū he kaupapa whakaatu hei tāpoi i te rohe o New York
  • i tū a ia hei Deputy Director i te Memorial Art Gallery ki Rochester, New York.
Mark Donovan

Kaiwhakahaere Rōpū Ratonga Rangapū – 

 

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Āpiha Matua Whakahaere Pūtea – John Apanowicz

 

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Kaiwhakahaere Rōpū Pakihi –

 

 

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