Collections online - Museums Aotearoa conference 2010 

'Vita' dress, 2000, by Sainty Marilyn. Te Papa.The 2010 Museums Aotearoa conference was held in New Plymouth 14-16 April. As part of the Professional Development Day on the 14 April Te Papa facilitated a session called Collections online. The session explored case studies from five different sized museums and art galleries and other tools that can be used to get your collections online.

Resource sheet: Getting your collections online

The panel also put together a resource sheet to help you get your collections online.

 Resource sheet: Getting your collections online (DOC, 307kB)


Liz Dodd, Matamata Piako District Council

Liz is the museum advisor for Te Aroha Museum, Firth Tower Museum and Morrin Museum and spoke about getting highlights of the three museums collections in time for the NZMuseums website launch.

3 Small Museums, 1 paid person presentation (PDF, 3.56MB)

Fiona Moorhead, Vernon Systems Ltd (on behalf of Govett Brewster Art Gallery)

Fiona is currently a Systems Consultant at Vernon Systems Ltd, but last year worked on a contract at Govett Brewster Art Gallery to get their entire collection online.

The beginnings of the Collection Online project presentation (PDF, 1.47MB)

Adrian Kingston, Te Papa

Adrian is Te Papa's Collections Information Manager, Digital Assets & Development. Part of his role is working to get Te Papa's collections available through:

Adrian presented about how Te Papa started to get their collections online and emphasised that it's an on going project and is never over. 

Te Papa collections online presentation (PDF, 764kB)

Fiona Rigby, Digital New Zealand

Fiona is Project Manager at Digital New Zealand at the National Library of New Zealand and manages the business processes and various projects.

Fiona gave attendees an insight into what DigitalNZ is and how they can help museums and galleries to get their collections online and manage them online.

Lucie Paterson, National Services Te Paerangi

Lucie was National Services Te Paerangi's Communications Officer and part of her role was taking care of the:

Lucie presented about how the website can assist museums and galleries to show their collections to the world.

Showcase your collections to the world (PDF, 6.4MB)