Victoria Esson

Message from the Acting General Manager - December 2012 

Kia ora koutou

We are coming to the end of the calendar year, and to what is often a busy time for us all, as people take holidays and visit museums and galleries around the country.  In recognition of that, National Services Te Paerangi (NSTP) is slowing down the workshop programme for a few months over December and January and then will be offering a new series of workshops beginning in February 2013.

We have had really productive input that led to new areas of exploration for us this year, including the Museum and Gallery Marketing Forum, and we will begin to plan for the new financial year 2013/2014, so let us know about your ideas for workshops and training.

Send us your workshop ideas

Early next year, NSTP is also beginning to work on a new set of resources that utilises YouTube video instruction. We are aiming to build up a number of resources, based on collection care, that you can refer to numerous times. The obvious advantage of web-delivered videos is that you can access them when you need them, and they show you exact steps that can be difficult to follow in print. As with our workshops, we are keen to have any ideas or needs you would like to see explored via a YouTube video resource.

Send us your YouTube ideas

I also want to acknowledge our departing Kaihautū, Michelle Hippolite. Michelle is leaving Te Papa to take up a new role as head of Te Puni Kōkiri. Michelle has had a strong interest and influence on the work of NSTP, and has been a tremendous supporter of the museum and gallery sector as a whole. In particular, Michelle has focused on growing the capacity of the sector to establish effective relationships with iwi and engage with kaitiaki Māori in organisations around the country. NSTP will continue to build on the work that Michelle has begun, with support of our Acting Kaihautū, Rhonda Paku. Many of you will remember Rhonda as a past member of the NSTP team.

Have a happy and safe holiday period.

Ngā mihi o te wā me te Tau Hou