Michael Hall, Te Papa photographer presenting at a Digital photography and paper conservation workshop.

Taonga conservation workshops

National Services Te Paerangi has been holding Taonga Conservation workshops throughout New Zealand since 2007. They are a collaborative effort by NSTP and the local  iwi. These workshops are usually two days long, and include assessment of iwi taonga as well as preparation of storage containers to house the taonga for future safe keeping.

Digital photography and paper conservation workshops

National Services Te Paerangi has been holding Digital Photography & Paper Conservation workshops throughout New Zealand since 2009. They are a collaborative effort by NSTP and the local  iwi, and are in response to iwi who have recognised the risks to photographs hanging in wharenui around the country.

These workshops are usually two days long. The first day is helpful for those who wish to learn how to copy images of tupuna/whanau photographs for future archiving and safe storage. The second day concentrates on methods and techniques on how to care for works on paper to preserve those documents for future generations.

Interested in hosting a workshop?

If you are interested in hosting a workshop please download and read the following document. After that please contact us for further information.

Download Considerations for iwi wishing to host a workshop (PDF, 99kB)

We are always interested in hearing new workshop suggestions for iwi that will support care of taonga. Contact us to discuss your idea:

Kylie Ngaropo, Manager Iwi Development
kylie.ngaropo@tepapa.govt.nz | 04 381 7471 or freephone 0508 678 743

Gavin Reedy, Iwi Development Officer
gavinr@tepapa.govt.nz | 029 601 0440 or freephone 0508 678 743