Bicultural development
Te whanaketanga tikanga rua

Museums in New Zealand increasingly accept that iwiiwi tribes must be involved in the interpretation, exhibition, and care of all taongataonga treasures. That involvement can only be achieved from the base of a strong and effective partnership between iwiiwi tribes and museums.

These guides, from National Services Te Paerangi, look at ways museums can work towards partnerships in accordance with the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Reports

The reports below are available for purchase though National Services Te Paerangi:

  • Bicultural Developments in Museums of Aotearoa: What is the current status? (1997)
  • Bicultural Developments in Museums of Aotearoa: A Way Forward (1999)
  • Mātauranga Māori and Museum Practice: A Discussion (2007)

Purchase National Services Te Paerangi reports

Table centrepiece, in the form of a Mamaku (tree fern), circa 1890, New Zealand, by Frank Grady. Purchased 1987 with Charles Disney Art Trust funds. CC BY-NC-ND licence. Te Papa (GH003567)

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Table centrepiece, in the form of a Mamaku (tree fern), circa 1890, New Zealand, by Frank Grady. Purchased 1987 with Charles Disney Art Trust funds. CC BY-NC-ND licence. Te Papa (GH003567)