Mounting & presenting museum objects 

Wednesday 4 April , 9am-4.30pm
Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Gardens
Dunedin  , Otago 
$20 pay on the day

This will cover:

  • How to mount and present museum objects using good museum practice and the importance of being earthquake aware
  • How best to display an object -  considering form, balance and space
  • Looking at materials and equipment for mounting objects safely
  • Making object supports -  book rests, bending and welded wire supports
  • How to mount fabric collections and paper documents


Who will I meet?    

  • Museum display and design specialist Chris Currie has been associated with museums and heritage organisations for more than 35 years.   He has shared his remarkable exhibition skills and talents with numerous organisations and groups around the country and presented at many National Services Te Paerangi workshops.   Chris worked for ten years at Waikato Museum of Art and History, a period at Lopdell House in Titirangi, and from 1988, a long stint at Rotorua Museum. He is now an independent exhibition design specialist.
  • You will also meet other museum personnel in your region – a great networking opportunity!


Who is it for?

This is an introductory level workshop which gives representatives from small museums, art galleries and iwi organisations the opportunity to learn, share ideas and ask more about object support and mount making.


How do I sign up?

  • Please contact National Services Te Paerangi - or freephone: 0508 NSTP HELP (0508 678 743). Please register by Wednesday 28 March 2012
  • The cost of this workshop is $20 to be paid on the day  


What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring a small object to the workshop to work on (not a piece from a collection)
  • Bring a pen and paper to take notes
  • Bring your lunch (morning & afternoon tea will be provided)
  • Please be aware that your photo may be taken during the workshop, and photos may be used for National Services Te Paerangi purposes.