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MA20Waitangi - Location/Dislocation: object, experience, context, space

Museums Aotearoa and the Waitangi National Trust team present MA20Waitangi – Location/Dislocation: object, experience, context, place – two full days of inspiring sessions, historical site visits and keynote speakers all boxed up in the beautiful Bay of Islands and one of New Zealand’s most historic locations.


  • When Wed 13 May – Fri 15 May 2020, 4.00pm–5.00pm
  • Where
    Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Cost $490 - $590 (early bird

Please note we have been advised that this conference has been postponed until 2021

The conference will open with a pōwhiri at Te Whare Rūnanga at 4pm on Wednesday 13 May, followed by the Service IQ NZ Museum Awards that evening.

We are delighted to have Mihingarangi Forbes as our first keynote speaker of the conference. An investigative journalist and keen historian, Mihingarangi will set the scene for the opening day as she discusses her recent involvement as host of documentary NZ Wars – The Stories of Ruapekapeka.

With so much to see but so little time to see it during conference, we are also offering the opportunity to experience Waitangi By Night and explore the museums, historic buildings and visitor centre after-hours without the crowds. As you move around the grounds, stop and have hāngi at the cafe, canapes in Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi and a barbeque near the Treaty House. Talk to the staff at the different locations and get to know the people behind the Treaty Grounds.

This years’ annual conference will be across venues at both the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, including Te Whare Rūnanga and the new museum opening in February that will commemorate the service and sacrifice of Māori in the NZ Armed Forces, and the Copthorne Hotel – all located within 10 minutes’ walk of each other.

We promise you good coffee, good people and great sessions that we hope will leave you inspired and invigorated.

For more information, including new dates, visit the MA website