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About National Services Te Paerangi workshops

Build your skills with National Services Te Paerangi (NSTP) workshops, and deliver more for your museum and its visitors.

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Host a workshop
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Professional development with NSTP is available to staff and volunteers at any museum, gallery, or iwi organisation.


Choose a museum workshop best suited to your experience level.

Poutama one: Introductory level

PoutamaPoutama step one workshops are aimed at those with limited experience in the museum sector. Workshops cover the basic skills required for each topic.

Poutama two: Intermediate level 

PoutamaPoutama step two workshops are aimed at:

  • people who have completed a poutama one workshop in a specific topic
  • people at an intermediate level, with approximately three years’ experience in the museum sector.

Poutama three: Professional level 

PoutamaPoutama step three workshops are aimed at professional museum staff, with at least five years’ experience working in the museum sector.


NSTP training is provided at little or no cost.
See event listings on our workshops and events calendar for details of cost.

Travel subsidies are often provided to enable participation in NSTP training.
Apply for a travel subsidy


See our workshops and events calendar for the latest workshops from NSTP and other institutions.

Training topics are based on input from the museum sector. Current topics include:

  • governance, management, and planning
  • care of collections
  • exhibition and other public services
  • customer service
  • relationships with communities.

Our training topics align with:

Host a workshop

Interested in hosting a workshop at your museum? Please contact NSTP Coordinator Lynne Carmichael.

Email: Solema.Toa@tepapa.govt.nz
Phone: 0508 678 743

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