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Share your collections online

Find a bigger audience. Join NZMuseums and share your collections with special-interest groups.

Find a bigger audience by sharing your collection items online. Once you have an account with NZMuseums, you can share your collections on the NZMuseums website, and the other collection sites that are connected with it.

Sign up with NZMuseums

Why join?

There are a number of reasons to sign up with NZMuseums. Once you have an account you can:

  • promote your collections – free for up to 200 images
  • improve your web presence, including event promotion
  • get started with digital collection management (optional)
  • contribute to other sites via NZMuseum’s integration with DigitalNZ (optional)
  • share knowledge via NZMuseum’s blog
  • increase standards consistency across the museum sector.

Read more and sign up with NZMuseums

Reach online communities

Once you’ve shared your collections, it’s easy to engage with integrated special-interest communities online.

Collection Projects 

Over the years, National Services Te Paerangi has supported and funded a number of collections and digitisation projects. 

Project Ark: Digitisation in the Deep South (2018 - 2020)

Over two years, a roving unit of collections and photography staff worked across 12 museums in Southland to catalogue, image and pack small museum collections as part of a pilot project comissioned by the Southland Regional Heritage Committee. The team, consisting of two cataloguers, a photographer and a collection packer, worked to create 4,800 published and 560 unpublished online collection records that were published on NZ Museums.

All That Remains: WWI objects from New Zealand museum collections (2014 - 2019)

All That Remains: WWI objects from New Zealand museum collections | He Waihotanga Iho mai i te Pakanga Tuatahi offered a platform for museums, galleries, historical societies, archives, iwi, and Returned and Services’ Associations to participate in WWI centenary commemorations and showcase their WWI-related collections, stories, and activities to the world.

All That Remains collection online