Legal compliance
Ngā here a te ture

Information on common legal issues for museums and galleries.

Tax

What taxes do non-profit organisations have to pay? See the Inland Revenue (IR) website.

Taxes for non-profit organisations at IR

Intellectual property

What are intellectual property rights? Find out at the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) website.

Intellectual property at MBIE

Copyright

Copyright for museums and galleries

What is protected by copyright? When do you need permission to use copyright material? How do you find the copyright owner? This guide, from National Services Te Paerangi, introduces you to some things to bear in mind when working in a complex field.

Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand

‘Share, remix, reuse – legally’ – this website explains how Creative Commons licences help people share their copyright works for reuse by others.

Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand

Protected Objects Act

What restrictions are there on the sale and export of protected New Zealand objects? See the Ministry for Culture and Heritage (MCH) website.

Protected Objects Act at MCH