Museums Aotearoa 2012: Collaboration in practice 

18 - 20 April 2012 , All day
Te Papa
Wellington  , Wellington 

How does collaboration contribute to economic sustainability and creative programming? Museums Aotearoa presents a multi-faceted conference investigating museum collaboration across cultural boundaries, between disciplines and joining communities of interest.

Museums Aotearoa's 2012 conference will take advantage of our creative capital to explore a wide range of collaboration - in topics, programming and social events. An enthusiastic team is planning a fantastic Wellington experience.

International keynote speakers:

  • Umberto Crenca, founder and artistic director of AS220, a nonprofit centre for the arts in Providence, Rhode Island (see
  • Jim Marchbank, former CEO of Science North, Sudbury, North Ontario, (see

There will be plenty of other social events and opportunities to catch up with colleagues and visit a range of institutions and organisations in the Wellington region. These include:

  • Tuesday 17 April - Museums Aotearoa Inaugural Public Lecture in the evening
  • Tuesday 17 April - related sector events during the day including: ARANZ symposium on Maori Archives & Records; WW1 commemoration planning meeting; Poutama 3 workshop Lighting for the Future run by National Services Te Paerangi
  • Wednesday 18 - welcome function, followed by Directors and Kaitiaki dinners
  • Thursday 19 April - afternoon behind the scenes bus and walking tours
  • Thursday 19 April - New Zealand Museum Awards Dinner
  • Friday 20 April - post-conference wind-down

Other special group meetings will also be held during the conference. A limited number of travel and accommodation scholarships (up to $300 per organisation) are available, kindly sponsored by National Services Te Paerangi.

It will be a full week, so plan to spend it with colleagues in Wellington!

Registration is open until Tuesday 10 April. For inquiries after that date, please contact the MA office.

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