The role of Māori in Museums

This National Services Te Paerangi workshop is delivered in collaboration with ServiceIQ to assist trainees and museum staff to understand the role of Māori in museums Service IQ 20545.

  • When Thu 27 Jul 2017, 9:00am–Fri 28 Jul 2017, 4:00pm
  • Where
    The Kauri Museum, 5 Church Road, Matakohe, Northland
  • Cost Free to attend
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This workshop will cover:

ServiceIQ Unit Standard 20545: Demonstrate knowledge of Māori in museums

Day 1: Māori in Museums workshop 9am - 4pm

  • The responsibilities and obligations of museums in regards to the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Contemporary Māori social structures and concepts and how these impact on museum practice
  • How Māori cultural customs can be woven into museum customer service
  • How Māori cultural customs can be woven into collection services, processes and public programmes.


Day 2: Assessment of above unit standard. Attendance is only required by those enrolled as a ServiceIQ trainee. Time as per booking arrangement.

  • 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?

  • Paora Tibble is Kaiwhanake ā-Iwi | Iwi Development Advisor for National Services Te Paerangi. Paora is affiliated to Ngāti Porou, Tūwharetoa, Raukawa and Te Whānau-a-Apanui. Paora was the te reo Māori writer at Te Papa for over 6 years. During this time he has worked with various iwi, hapū and whānau in sharing the story of their taonga in Te Papa.
  • Migoto Eria is Pouwhirinaki ā-Iwi | Manager Iwi Development for National Services Te Paerangi. Migoto is of Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tuhoe and Ngāti Raukawa iwi. Migoto has been a curator Māori at various museums throughout Aotearoa for over 6 years and was previously curator Matauranga Maori here at Te Papa. Her interests extend to promoting te reo Māori and its use, an integral taonga to her mahi.
  • 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 Māori 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
  • Morning & afternoon tea will be provided.
  • Bring your own lunch or there is an option to buy lunch for $10 (book at time of registration).
  • 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.