Introducing Victoria Esson 

Victoria Esson

Victoria, Manager National Services Te Paerangi, has worked in museums for over 20 years. She has held numerous positions within the museum sector including Assistant Curator and Education Officer at Manawatu Art Gallery (now Te Manawa), and Team Leader for Education at Te Papa, where she was instrumental in the development and evaluation of numerous online learning resources and creating greater access to expertise via digital conferencing.

Her work with National Services Te Paerangi has focused on developing tools for the New Zealand museum sector to use for continuous improvement, and the development and implementation of programmes to enhance museological skills throughout the sector in a collaborative way. Victoria is a workplace assessor for the New Zealand Certificate of Museum Practice and supports the continual monitoring and assessment of training and skill development projects for National Services Te Paerangi and the sector.

Victoria is passionate about museums and building professional relationships to strengthen the sector. She has two school aged kids and a partner who also works in museums.

Contact Victoria by email or call 04 381 7293.