Art and object handling

National Services Te Paerangi is pleased to offer an opportunity for representatives from museums, art galleries and iwi organisations to learn more about art and object handling.

  • When Mon 6 Mar 2017, 9:30am–4:00pm
  • Where
    Mahara Gallery, 20 Mahara Place, Waikanae
  • Cost $20
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The workshop will cover:

  • How to safely handle glazed and unglazed artworks
  • How to safely handle ceramics,  sculptures and other art objects
  • The basics of condition reporting and responding to damage
  • What can go wrong if shortcuts are taken
  • Occupational health and safety in the gallery
  • Basic packing and transportation methods
  • Understanding tikanga Māori around handling of taonga  

Who will I meet?

Pat Stodart is the Touring Exhibition Manager at Te Papa. Pat has been working in the museum sector for more than 26 years, including roles as Curator and Registrar at Porirua Museum, then Collection Services Manager at Pataka Museum of Arts and Culture, before moving to Te Papa where he has been for the past 5 years. Pat has a Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies from Massey University, a Master’s Degree in Archaeology and Anthropology and a degree in Anthropology, Art History and Classics from Auckland University.

You will also meet other museum personnel from across New Zealand – a great networking opportunity!

Who is it for?

This is an introductory level workshop which gives representatives from small museums, art galleries, heritage organisations and the arts and cultural sector, iwi organisations the opportunity to learn more about handling art objects.   

How do I sign up?

Register online by Monday 20 February 2017. Places may be restricted if there is high demand. Register using the booking button above.

What else do I need to know?

  • Bring a pen and paper to take notes
  • Bring your lunch (morning & afternoon tea will be provided)
  • Please be aware that your photo may be taken during the workshop, and photos may be used for National Services Te Paerangi purposes.