Wānanga Taonga: Māori Perspectives on Museums & Heritage

This two night, three-day wānanga will introduce students and professionals to Māori perspectives on museums and heritage.

  • When Fri 31 Mar 2017, 9:00am–Sun 2 Apr 2017, 5:00pm
  • Where
    Hongoeka Marae, Hongoeka Bay Road, Plimmerton, Porirua
  • Cost TBC

The wānanga will also explore Māori approaches within current museum practice, along with an overview of current and emerging issues across and beyond the heritage sector.

What you will get from the programme:

  • Experience a pōwhiri and understand the cultural concepts involved.
  • Learn about the history of Māori in Plimmerton / Porirua area.
  • Discuss the main elements of tikanga Māori in order to apply them to situations within current museum and heritage practice.
  • Examine the Treaty of Waitangi and appreciate how it has shaped museum and heritage organisations in New Zealand.
  • Discuss the management and care of taonga within museums.
  • Learn about Māori research processes.
  • Learn about Māori heritage issues in a wider NZ context.

The wānanga is facilitated by Victoria University of Wellington Museum & Heritage Studies in partnership with National Services Te Paerangi.

Grants to support your travel and attendance are available through National Services Te Paerangi.

Registration will open in the new year. To register in advance or for any questions, contact Annie Mercer at VUW: Annie.Mercer@vuw.ac.nz