Keep up to date with the latest news, events, resources and initiatives.
Surplus mannequins available
Te Papa has approximately 50 mannequins of various types that they need to remove from stock, and they are offering these to other museums.
The mannequins are available on a first in, first served basis, and can be collected 12-28 June.
Read the information sheet to find out more about the types of mannequin available.
Interested, or want to know more? Contact Hayden Prujean on firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's goodbye from ATTTO, and hello to ServiceIQ
On 1 January 2013, the Aviation Tourism Travel Training Organisation (ATTTO), Hospitality Standard Institute (HSI) and Retail Institute joined forces to become ServiceIQ, the ITO for the aviation, hospitality, museum, tourism, travel, retail and wholesale industries. The combined industries provide a wide range of services to both international and domestic visitors, and enhance visitors’ experience.
There are almost 70,000 businesses in the sectors represented by ServiceIQ, many of them small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs), as well as large national organisations. In 2011, approximately 19 per cent of the New Zealand workforce -362,780 people - were employed fulltime in the service sector.
ServiceIQ – 'shorthand' for service industry qualifications that develop smarter people for smarter businesses – aims to have a world class New Zealand service industry through qualified people. By helping to produce a workforce with nationally recognised qualifications who contribute to greater business productivity, and profitability, the ITO will help increase our sector’s contribution to the national economy.
The sectors ServiceIQ represents contributed approximately $27.4 million to the New Zealand economy in 2011. This is a sizeable contribution of approximately 14 per cent towards national GDP. In addition, the service sector supports one of New Zealand’s largest export industries – tourism - which earned approximately $9.7 billion in the year to March 2011.
The new organisation will cover the majority of service industries, providing core skills that are transferable across the service sector for all employees and businesses. This promises better outcomes for trainees, such as the ability to transfer their skills, and to receive the better quality training and assessment that a larger-scale organisation will bring. ServiceIQ will become the one central point of contact for service businesses and employees, reducing duplication, administrative and compliance costs for employers.
In 2013, ServiceIQ will be looking at how it can better support the on-job delivery of qualifications to ensure they really do make a positive difference and reflect how learning and assessment actually occurs in the workplace. The ITO is making progress on what it will offer as online training– an e-learning package- and looks forward to bringing that into the mix soon.
A key benefit of the new ITO is that it will be able to offer a wider range of qualifications, including the vital core skills that are transferrable across the service sector industries it covers. Skills specific to each industry will not be lost either, with the provision of specialist qualifications continuing under the one umbrella.
If you are enroled in the National Certificate of Museum Practice, you may notice branding start to change from ATTTO to ServiceIQ, as ATTTO branding is phased out. Otherwise, business as usual.
For more information, visit ServiceIQ.org.nz
Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre intern opportunity
As a result of the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010-2011, a number of cultural collections in the region were left damaged and without homes.
The Air Force Museum of New Zealand (Christchurch) has dedicated the use of most of a new building, completed in early 2013, to establish the Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre (CCCRC). The centre will be active for three years to assist organisations that have collections displaced and damaged as a result of the earthquakes with storage, conservation, re-housing, documentation, cataloguing, and training.
Many of Canterbury’s smaller museums, archives, and heritage groups have lost their premises and have no resources to fund storage. Even when they can find storage, they can’t access their collections, records and files. Some don’t yet even know what has in fact been salvaged. The CCCRC will provide a venue where they can bring their collections and people together with space and facilities for cataloguing and documentation, preventive conservation, including cleaning, boxing and display preparation. There will be no charge to museums using the space.
National Services Te Paerangi (supported by funds from the Friends of Te Papa and OMV Limited) is seeking applications from recent Museum Studies graduates to intern at the CCCRC for a period of 12 months.
The successful applicant will have the ability to work flexibly across a wide range of collection focused tasks. Although the position will have a dedicated supervisor, and conservation expertise will be available, the CCCRC intern must be able to work independently with confidence. The CCCRC intern must be prepared to work flexible hours with at least one day per weekend as part of their 5 day week (this is to ensure that volunteer based organisations are able to access and work on their collections).
The CCCRC intern must also be able to relate to a wide range of people to ensure that those who are accessing their collections feel supported and respected. The intern will be required to write a monthly blog update for National Services Te Paerangi and must be prepared to speak to visiting interest groups from time to time.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a graduate to put into practice a wide range of collection management skills with an enormously diverse range of objects, while developing their knowledge of the museum sector in a collaborative learning environment. The CCCRC internship is only open to graduates of New Zealand based museum studies programmes who have graduated within the last two years. The 12 month internship is expected to begin in April 2013, and has a total stipend of $35,360.00. The intern will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation.
To apply please complete the application form and send to email@example.com before 5pm on Monday 25 March 2013.
If you have any questions please contact National Services Te Paerangi:
firstname.lastname@example.org | 0508 NSTP HELP (0508 678 743)
Download the Museum Graduate Internship application form (DOC, 70.5kB)
Introducing our new and improved grants programme
We've reviewed and made some changes to our grants programme. In addition to the Strategic Project Grant and Helping Hands Grant, which you may already be familiar with, we are offering two more funding options for museums, galleries, and iwi organisations – the Travel Subsidy Grant and the Professional Development Grant.
NEW! Video case studies - NSTP grants
Want to learn more about NSTP grants and get some tips from successful past applicants? Then take a look at our new video case studies, where you can learn more about applying for Strategic Project Grants, Helping Hands Grants, and the Expert Knowledge Exchange. We’ll be adding more to our video case study collection in future, so stay tuned!
Big thanks to our stars – Rowan Carroll of New Zealand Police Museum, Catherine Hammond of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, and Celia Walker of Devonport Museum.
NEW! Disaster preparedness poster
Our new disaster preparedness posters provide a quick reference guide to help your museum prepare for, respond to, and recover from the impact of a disaster. Your first copy is free – all you have to do is ask!
View the disaster preparedness poster (PDF, 906kB)
Email us to order your free copy.
Remember to include a postal address. You can order additional copies of the poster for $15 each. Posters are A2 size.
New resources available
We've produced four great new resources which are available for free download:
Object entry flow chart (PDF, 163kB)
Lighting books for sale
Following on from our April workshop ‘Lighting for the Future’, we are pleased to let you know that presenter Kit Cuttle’s books Light for Art’s Sake and Lighting by Design are available for purchase online.
Find out more and place an order.
30% off valuation services at Webb's
Need a few objects or your whole collection valued? Look no further. We have brokered a deal with Webb’s just for you. If you mention this deal when you enquire about valuation with Webb's, you’ll receive 30 percent off the overall cost.
If you need 15 or fewer items valued, you can send photos and descriptions to Webb's. This reduces the cost because no site visit is necessary. The valuation will be completed and supplied within 10 days. Discounted costs for valuations with no site visit are:
- 1–5 items: $150 + GST
- 6–15 items: $295 + GST
If Webb's staff think that an item requires a site visit or further inspection, they’ll discuss this with you and adapt the quote to suit.
For more than 15 items, Webb's recommend a site visit. Visiting does increase the cost, but with 30 percent off, you’ll still get a very good deal.
For more information:
Powerhouse Museum object name thesaurus
Powerhouse Museum in Sydney has developed an extensive object name thesaurus, and has agreed to share it with museums and galleries in New Zealand. This is a great tool for establishing standardised terms for cataloguing collections, and also makes searching a lot easier.
Watch some how-to videos to help you use eHive
eHive have created some easy-to-follow how-to videos. One is about eHive and the other is about creating collection records.