Care and Management of Archives

This National Services Te Paerangi workshop is delivered in collaboration with ServiceIQ to assist trainees and museum staff who are working towards the NZ Certificate in Museum Practice to understand the principles of archives acquisition and processing for the museum US 27673.

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  • When Tue 15 Aug 2017, 9:00am–Wed 16 Aug 2017, 4:00pm
  • Where
    Museum of Transport and Technology
  • Cost Free to attend
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This workshop will cover:

ServiceIQ Unit Standard 27673: Care and Management of Archives

Day 1: Care and Management of Archives in Museums workshop

  • Introduction:  What are records and archives?
  • Definitions, context, terminology
  • Collecting:
    • Legislative requirements
    • Policy, issues, methods
  • To keep or not to keep: Appraisal criteria and procedures
  • Accessioning:  New and retrospective /legacy items
  • Arrangement and description: Key concepts
  • Storage and physical care of archives
  • Sources and resources
  • Storage, preservation, conservation


Day 2: Assessment of above unit standard. Attendance is only required by those enrolled as a ServiceIQ trainee and who are wishing to be assessed.

  • Trainees who are being assessed will need to be available for a 1 hour slot with one of the assessors to complete this unit standard.

  • Assessment times will be scheduled at the end of the workshop on Day 1.


Who will I meet?

  • Hannah Bremner is the Collections Information Manager/Data Lead for the Accelerated Digitisation Programme at Te Papa. Over the past decade she has worked with a wide range of heritage and art collections across the GLAM sector; The Dowse Art Museum, Archives New Zealand, Alexander Turnbull Library and now Te Papa. Hannah’s archival practice covers appraisal, arrangement and description, digitisation, managing e-legacy records and research services/access.
  • Victoria Esson has worked in the museum sector for over 20 years. She has extensive experience, particularly in museum management and strategy. She also has expertise in formal and informal museum education, and in developing engaging public programmes for diverse audiences. Victoria is an experienced assessor for the New Zealand Certificate for Museum Practice and was part of the industry advisory group that reviewed the unit standards in 2012.
  • You will also meet other museum personnel in your region – a great networking opportunity!


Who is it for?

  • This is an introductory level workshop which gives ServiceIQ trainees and representatives from small museums, art galleries, heritage organisations and iwi organisations a great opportunity to learn more about the role of archival collections in museums.
  • National Services Te Paerangi workshops are primarily for non-profit organisations in the museum and gallery sector and places may be restricted if there is high demand.

  • Note: If you are completing the ServiceIQ assessment on Day 2, you will need to be familiar with the content and concepts in the unit workbook before attending this session.


How do I sign up?

  • Register through our website

  • Please register early. Places may be restricted if there is high demand.

  • If you have any questions, contact National Services Te Paerangi on or freephone 0508 NSTP HELP (0508 678 743).

  • The workshop is free to attend.


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.

  • If you are being assessed for this unit standard, you may be required to complete some pre-course work (details will be emailed to participants on registration). It is also recommended that you come to the assessment having completed the tasks in your workbook.