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 www.as220.org)
- Jim Marchbank, former CEO of Science North, Sudbury, North Ontario, (see http://www.sciencenorth.ca/)
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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