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Michael Volkerling Memorial Lecture Archive

This annual public lecture series recognises the legacy of the late Dr Michael Volkerling who was one of the principal architects of New Zealand’s cultural and creative sectors. 

Dr Volkerling was the founding Director of the Museum and Heritage Studies programme at Victoria University, an Executive Director of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and Director of the Arts Council (now Creative New Zealand). He made a huge contribution to the arts, culture, and heritage in New Zealand over a 30-year period.

This lecture series is run in partnership between National Services Te Paerangi, Te Papa, and Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington.

What is the future of museums post-Covid-19?

Michael Volkerling Memorial Lecture 2020

Class, art and culture in a settler colonial society: Researching contemporary Australian culture

Michael Volkerling Memorial Lecture 2019

Imagining an Australian museum

Michael Volkerling Memorial Lecture 2018

The resilience values of Mātauranga Māori: Addressing climate change impacts through art and design

Michael Volkerling Memorial Lecture 2017