Te Papa is open. Welcome back, Aotearoa. Important information about visiting Te Papa
Kei te tuwhera a Te Papa. Nau mai, hoki mai Aotearoa. He mōhiohio nā Te Papa mō te Kowheori-19
Museums thrive on support from diverse groups, each requiring different types and levels of engagement. Groups you engage with, and seek to enable, may include:
Nina Simon from Museum 2.0 speaks at Te Papa about participatory museums as places where visitors can create, share, and connect with each other around content. Use the slides and audio below together.
Donna Williams, Chief Audience Development Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores how museums can be welcoming places for communities, and discusses how the Met encourages its community to ‘become part of the museum fibre’.
Ruth Harvey from Puke Ariki explores four ways in which institutions can overcome their perceived ‘snobbiness’ to engage youth and young adults.
Local government can have a big impact on the success of museums and galleries. It’s therefore important to have a good understanding of how councils operate.
This guide, from National Services Te Paerangi, outlines local government powers, operations, and decision-making relevant to museums, galleries, and other cultural organisations. It suggests ways these organisations can build and strengthen relationships with their local council.
Good public programmes are a great way to build community support, increase visitation, build up interest in your collections, and educate your visitors.
Use this checklist and template from National Services Te Paerangi to help you plan public programmes.