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Outside Insights - MA18 Conference
20-23 May 2018, Christchurch, New Zealand

Full Programme - MA18 Outside Insights

The main MA18 Conference starts on Sunday at the Christchurch Art Gallery with registration from 1pm, and Whakatau at 4.30pm. Monday takes place at the Isaac Theatre Royal. Tuesday is at the Isaac Theatre Royal with parallel sessions at The Piano. Wednesday sessions take place across the central city. Kāhui Kaitiaki and the Emerging Museum Professionals begin on Saturday - see separate programmes above. Various professional network meetings will be held on Sunday afternoon.

  • Streams
  • MA18
  • Parallel 1
  • Parallel 2
  • Parallel 3
  • Wed 1
  • Wed 4
  • Wed 5
  • Wed 6
  • Wed 2
  • Wed 3
  • Wed 7
1:00 PM
  • MA18 Registration open

    Christchurch Art Gallery

    Register early and then while away the afternoon looking at art.

    3.5 hours
2:00 PM
  • Network meetings

    TENNZ - Touring Exhibitions

    Curators of Teriary Collections

    ICOM Aotearoa New Zealand ICOM Aotearoa New Zealand invites MA18 delegates to a workshop being held as part of an international series revisiting the ICOM definition of museums. This project is led from ICOM Headquarters in Paris by Dr Jette Sandahl who is familiar with the New Zealand museum scene from her time as Director of Experience at Te Papa. Jette chairs the ICOM Museum Definition, Prospects and Potentials Committee and is very keen for New Zealanders to contribute their unique perspectives.

    2 hours
4:45 PM
  • MA18 Whakatau - Welcome

    Kia ora koutou, join us for the official start to MA18.

    1.75 hours
6:30 PM
  • ServiceIQ 2018 New Zealand Museum Awards

    Join in the recognition and celebration of our sector high achievers.

    1.5 hours
9:00 AM
  • Keynote: Tā Mark Solomon
    Tā Mark Solomon

    Tā Mark Solomon is committed to the betterment of his iwi, kotahitanga for Māori and... More

    1.33 hours
10:20 AM
  • Kai timotimo
    40 mins
11:00 AM
  • Ngāi Tahu: Pathways of Knowledge

    How indigenous identity has been woven into the new Christchurch streetscape and how traditional knowledge can be accessed digitally. Cultural heritage projects and perspectives from three Ngai Tahu speakers.

    Takerei Norton

    Takerei Norton (Ngāi Tahu) is the manager of the Ngāi Tahu Archive Team which is... More

    Sacha McMeeking

    Sacha McMeeking (Ngāi Tahu) is the Head of School Aotahi-Maori and Indigenous Studies at... More

    Joseph Hullen

    Joseph Hullen Ngāi Tūāhuriri/Ngāti Hinematua works for Te Rūnanga o... More

    Puamiria Parata-Goodall

    1.5 hours
12:30 PM
  • Lunch

    Want more than a refuel? Start or join a lunch discussion topic – see Registration Desk

    1 hour
1:30 PM
  • Pushing the Envelope: Part 1

    Bold approaches to community engagement by non-museum place makers. Innovating and pushing past commonly accepted limitations.

    Rachael Welfare

    Rachael is the Co-director of Gap Filler, a place-making organisation in Christchurch. They... More

    Joanna Norris

    Joanna Norris is the Chief Executive of ChristchurchNZ, Õtautahi’s economic... More

    Jo Blair

    Jo Blair has worked for fifteen-years in sponsorship, marketing, events and PR - mostly for... More

    Amy Harrington

    30 mins
2:00 PM
  • Keynote: Elizabeth Connor - A Vulnerable Space of Encounter

    Elizabeth Connor from The Kinship will explore how museums and galleries could become places of profound encounter between people of different cultures, disciplines, values and beliefs; and how personal storytelling, vulnerability and a good dose of silliness could help us achieve this mission.

    Elizabeth Connor

    When Elizabeth (Loo) Connor was fourteen she had a dream of starting a renaissance that would... More

    1 hour
3:00 PM
  • Kai timotimo


    35 mins
3:35 PM
  • Pushing the Envelope: Part 2

    Bold approaches to community engagement by non-museum place makers. Innovating and pushing past commonly accepted limitations.

    Ciarán Fox

    Ciaran Fox has worked for over twenty years in public health promotion, community development,... More

    Josie Ogden Schroeder

    Josie considers herself a parent first, a youth worker second, and a “CEO” third.... More

    Dr Jessica Halliday

    Jessica is an architectural historian and the Director and co-founder of Te Pūtahi, an... More

    Blair Jackson

    35 mins
4:10 PM
  • Communityscape Speakout

    Our community landscape is forever changing. To stay informed, inspired and connected, we welcome six community organisations to highlight who and what they represent. An audience discussion will follow allowing the organisations to answer questions, discuss, and explore ways of working with Museums.

    He Waka Tapu

    He Waka Tapu is a Kaupapa Māori organisation. Focusing on well-being services delivered... More

    Pacific Youth Leadership and Transformation

    Hear Selwyn Gamble and Marita Naoupu speak for PYLAT. Pacific Youth Leadership and... More

    Arts Voice

    Hear Warren Feeney speak for Arts Voice. Arts Voice Christchurch Charitable Trust was... More

    Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

    Hear Ken Clearwater speak for MSSAT. Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust Christchurch came out... More

    Judah Arts Productions

    Hear Daisy Lavea-Timo and others speak for Judah Arts Productions. Judah Arts... More

    Sarah Murray

    Sarah has worked at Canterbury Museum for over a decade and leads a fantastic team of natural... More

    Hatesa Seumanutafa

    1.33 hours
5:30 PM
  • Free time

    Glam up or relax

    1 hour
6:30 PM
  • Buses to dinner
    30 mins
7:00 PM
  • MA18 Dinner

    Step aboard and dine in the exceptional surroundings of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand – host to the NZ Tourism Awards, Canterbury’s Sports Awards and Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. In what is sure to be a focal point of the week, there will be dinner and drinks for all tastes, special invited speakers, and live music from the RNZAF Jive Bombers. Transport to and from the dinner is provided with your ticket. Our special reduced rate for the event is offered with thanks to the Air Force Museum of NZ and NZ Defence force. Get those dancing shoes out of your personal collection and put them on display.

    Atrium - Air Force Museum of NZ

    4 hours
8:45 AM
  • Associate Minister Address

    Hon Carmel Sepuloni

    15 mins
9:00 AM
  • He Wānanga – A Conversation about Repatriation in Aotearoa New Zealand

    A facilitated conversation about some of the issues around repatriation and the ongoing care of human remains that are held in museums and other institutions in Aotearoa New Zealand. The aim is to remove any apprehension around the subject of repatriation, and share the experiences of those actively involved.

    Topics to be discussed include: repatriation policy and practice in New Zealand; provenance research; burial taonga, unprovenanced kōiwi tangata; international human remains; relationships with iwi; and the physical and spiritual care of kōiwi tangata in museum collections.

    Puamiria Parata-Goodall

    Rowan Carroll

    As well as the day-to-day running of the museum, Rowan has responsibility for national... More

    Rachel Wesley

    Coralie O'Hara

    Bobby Newson

    Arapata Hakiwai

    Amber Aranui

    Āwhina Twomey

    Sarah Murray

    Sarah has worked at Canterbury Museum for over a decade and leads a fantastic team of natural... More

    Matua John Maihi

    1 hour
10:30 AM
  • Kai timotimo


    40 mins
11:10 AM
  • Sector Crossings Parallel 1

    Insights from those who have worked inside and outside the museum sector.  Senior professionals talk about their experiences with each sector and what one has to offer the other. Hear about the shock, the horror and the delight. Followed by a Q&A.

    Jenny Harper

    Jenny Harper has been director of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu since 2006, a... More

    Bill Macnaught

    Bill is a former Deputy Chair of Museums Aotearoa.  Appointed National Librarian in 2011,... More

    Geraint Martin

    Geraint is CE of Te Papa and in this role, he combines his significant experience in leading... More

    1.5 hours
  • Museums as Agents of Change Parallel 2

    Are museums and galleries agents of change for our communities?

    A panel of advocates, 3 from Aotearoa and 3 from Australia, will critically examine what agency means in terms of the role of museums and galleries in society and in serving their communities. The question is tackled from the viewpoint of both national museum membership associations and from cultural and community leaders.

    Alex Marsden

    Alex Marsden was appointed National Director of Museums Galleries Australia in March 2015. She... More

    Phillipa Tocker

    Phillipa Tocker is Executive Director of Museums Aotearoa. Phillipa believes it is vital that... More

    Amiria Puia-Taylor

    Amiria Puia-Taylor is a practicing mural artist/mentor and a ‘People Weaver’ using... More

    1.5 hours
  • What's at the end of the rainbow? Parallel 3

    Unconscious bias, risk adversity, fear of invoking right wing criticism. What is holding Museums back from realising genuine LGBTQIA+ inclusiveness? How can we do better and why MUST we do better?

    Siren Deluxe

    Siren Deluxe is Senior Collection Manager for the Collection Care Department at Auckland War... More

    Nick Winchester

    Nick is a trans guy and lead mentor of a new group in Christchurch called Kindred. His key role... More

    Jennifer Shields

    Jennifer has been working, volunteering, and freelancing in the arts in both creative,... More

    Brad Poulter

    Brad is the New Zealand Defence Force Diversity and Inclusion Advisor with a key role of... More

    1.5 hours
12:40 PM
  • Lunch

    Want more than a refuel? Start or join a lunch discussion topic – see Registration Desk.

    1 hour
1:40 PM
  • Museums Aotearoa AGM and Hot Topic Forum

    AGM meeting of Museums Aotearoa and forum discussion of a Hot Topic - to be decided

    1.33 hours
3:00 PM
  • Kai timotimo

    Gather your thoughts

    30 mins
3:30 PM
  • Digital Entrepreneurs

    Digital technology is developing rapidly and there are a plethora of exciting opportunities that could add value to how we operate and make museum collections more accessible. Speakers will showcase innovative technology and offer their insights into how museums could be more open to the opportunities offered by the digital world.

    Tui Te Hau

    With over a decade of experience in business start-ups under her belt, Tui Te Hau is the woman... More

    Emily Loughnam

    Emily Loughnan had a career in television before co-founding Click Suite 25 years ago. The Click... More

    Alex Garkavenko

    Once an architect, then a curator and now also an analyst, as Head of Product at Dexibit, Alex... More

    1.33 hours
4:50 PM
  • Keynote: Kaila Colbin

    Kaila Colbin, from Singularity University, offers a futurist perspective on cultural space and the agency of cultural institutions in a rapidly changing world. Ending with question and answer session.

    Kaila Colbin

    Kaila Colbin is the New Zealand Ambassador for Singularity University. In 2016, she spearheaded... More

    1 hour
5:50 PM
  • Close

    Goodbye two days intensive conference – hello options day

    10 mins
6:30 PM
  • Mystery Night at the Museum

    Bring your torch and use your detective skills to find out who stole the Waitaha diamond and go into a prize drawer. Food and drinks on route. Detective outfits encouraged!

    2 hours
8:30 AM
  • Road Trip: Akaroa and Okains Bay Museums

    Visit two unique museums on Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū Banks Peninsula and take in some beautiful scenery on the way. In the morning, hear about the post-earthquake repairs, refurbishment and revitalisation at Akaroa Museum with a guided tour of their suite of new galleries. After lunch visit the Okains Bay Māori & Colonial Museum, meet the staff and view the museum’s collections including its acclaimed, nationally significant collection of taonga Māori. Busses leave Christchurch at 8:30am and return to Christchurch about 4:30pm.

    Akaroa Museum

    In 2012, after a post-earthquake engineering report, Akaroa Museum had to close its doors and... More

    Okains Bay Māori & Colonial Museum

    The Okains Bay Māori and Colonial Museum cares for over 3,600  individual taonga... More

    8 hours
9:00 AM
  • Rebuild/ Quake City Tour

    The Red Bus ‘Rebuild Tour’ is a unique guided experience through the past, present & future of Christchurch city. See for yourself the innovative progress that Christchurch is making since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Finish your morning with a visit to the Canterbury Museum exhibition ‘Quake City’ that charts the earthquakes and the extraordinary response of the emergency services, international rescue teams, the thousands of volunteers who pitched in to help – construction workers, the Student Volunteer Army, the Farmy Army – and the incredible resilience of Canterbury’s communities.

    Quake City

    Quake City tells stories of heroism, hope and loss from the Canterbury earthquakes. It explains... More

    3 hours
  • What Makes a Good Director?
    Speakers reflect on being a Director: what they wish they knew before they started, advice to aspiring Directors and encouragement for existing Directors.
    Followed by panel discussion with the opportunity for the audience to ask questions they have always wanted to ask.
    Hear from Business Mentors NZ with an opportunity to grow or hone skills every Director needs.
    Rowan Carroll

    As well as the day-to-day running of the museum, Rowan has responsibility for national... More

    Eloise Wallace

    Eloise Wallace is Director at Tairāwhiti Museum in Gisborne.  Eloise has an academic... More

    Jennifer Storer

    Jennifer Storer is the Deputy Director, Audience Engagement Manager of Canterbury Museum. She is... More

    Steven Fox

    Steven has worked throughout Australia and New Zealand enriching the lives of people and their... More

    Julia Bradshaw

    Julia Bradshaw is Senior Curator Human History at Canterbury Museum and was previously Director... More

    Jim Geddes

    Head of the Arts & Heritage Department of Gore District Council, he has led the... More

    Lucinda Blackley-Jimson

    Lucinda Blackley-Jimson, CEO/Director Nelson Provincial Museum, has dedicated her last twenty... More

    Ellen Pender

    Ellen will be sharing her insights and experience from the world of Business Mentors.... More

    3 hours
  • The 21st Century Curator

    What does it take to be a science or humanities curator in the twenty first century? This workshop explores some of the big questions around research, collection development and management and public engagement. Why do we do these things, what might the future look like and how can we influence the future of curatorship in New Zealand?

    Sarah Murray

    Sarah has worked at Canterbury Museum for over a decade and leads a fantastic team of natural... More

    Elizabeth Cotton

    Liz Cotton is Head of Human History at Auckland Museum, providing leadership to the research,... More

    Robert Morris

    Born and raised in Sydney, Robert began his working life as a contract Archaeologist, having... More

    Bronwyn Labrum

    Dr Bronwyn Labrum is Head of NZ and Pacific Culture at Te Papa, where she leads the history and... More

    3 hours
  • Copyright: Fundamentals, Obstacles, Solutions and Reform

    Navigating the minefield of copyright can be perplexing! As our institutions become more focussed on access in a digital age, balancing this access with due diligence is becoming a larger concern. Across this session we'll run through the basics of New Zealand's copyright laws, reflect on some conundrums and look at ways of addressing them.

    Scott Reeves

    Scott has worked in the museum sector for 17 years, mostly in collection management and... More

    Gina Irish

    Gina Irish leads the registration team at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū,... More

    Graeme Austin

    Anton Angelo

    Anton Angelo is a regional representative for Creative Commons. He has studied the anthropology... More

    2 hours
10:00 AM
  • Museum Educators Association NZ Network

    Join fellow Educators as we focus on the success stories, challenges and concerns of Education outside the classroom. Participants will explore the City and engage with the Gap Filler Education Team to experience first-hand their interactive community in action programme.

    Then…What question would you ask of your Education colleagues?  Whether it’s how to connect with teachers, programme development, or LEOTC funding, send your questions through to us and we will address them at our table discussion forum in the afternoon. Included will be an opportunity to share the success stories; the big picture or the tiny detail, every experience is worthy of celebrating!

    Marisa Swanink

    Kia ora from Marisa Swanink! I come from a background in visual arts and teaching, then joined... More

    Sally Airey

    Karen Walters

    Kia ora koutou fellow educators! My name is Karen Walters. My family’s roots are in the... More

    6 hours
1:00 PM
  • Emergency Response Planning for Museums

    Emergency Preparedness workshop which will give the facts of what occurred in Christchurch on the 22 February 2011 and the steps our cultural institutions took on pre- and post- this event to assess, conserve and protect their collections.

    Frances Husband

    Frances has worked for ten years in the Museum and Art Gallery sectors. She was part of the... More

    Neil Semple

    Neil has worked in art galleries and museums for the past 30 years and is currently Projects... More

    Gina Irish

    Gina Irish leads the registration team at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū,... More

    Carla Pike

    Carla is an objects conservator with over ten years’ experience in the heritage sector.... More

    Kelvin Knolly

    Kia ora from Kelvin Nolly! I am the Building Operations / Health and Safety Manager at... More

    Lynn Campbell

    Lynn Campbell obtained a Fine Arts degree and studied for a post graduate qualification in the... More

    3 hours
  • Boards and Governance

    Do you work directly with your Museum Board or are you a member of the Board yourself? If so, then this workshop is for you. We will explore the keys roles and responsibilities of a not-for-profit Board, how to get the Board you deserve, and how to resolve problems with your Board. This practical workshop will be lead by Garth Nowland-Foreman, a national expert on non-profit governance, the many things that can go wrong, but also on how Boards can really add value to an organisation (large or small). He has widely written, taught and coached on these issues for more than 20 years, and has extensive practical non-profit governance experience himself. If you have any specific issues you would like discussed at this workshop then please email asap.

    Garth Nowland-Foreman

    Garth Nowland-Foreman is a national expert on non-profit governance. He has widely written,... More

    3.5 hours
  • Public Houses, Private Lives: Christchurch Hotels Walking Workshop

    Hear an introduction to the unprecedented archaeological work taking place in the city by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and consultant archaeologists followed by a walking workshop lead by the Christchurch Hotels Archaeology smartphone app. Convene in a local pub for refreshments and further discussion. To get the app from iTunes or Google Play store, search for ‘Heritage New Zealand Heritage Trails’ and download this app. Once this has been downloaded, scroll down to the last tour, ‘Public Houses, Private Lives’ and download the content for this app. It is available now.

    Rosemary Baird

    Since graduating with her PhD from the University of Canterbury in 2012, Rosemary Baird has... More

    Christine Whybrew

    Christine Whybrew’s early career was spent working with historic photograph collections in... More

    Katharine Watson

    Katharine decided at age 13 that she wanted to be an archaeologist. She founded Underground... More

    Jessie Garland

    Jessie has a BA (Hons) and MA in Archaeology from the University of Otago. She has worked on and... More

    Gwen Jackson

    Gwen worked for Underground Overground, starting in 2011, while she studied archaeology at the... More

    2.5 hours
  • Exhibition Display Techniques Workshop

    Practical mount-making techniques for safely displaying tāonga. The use of variety of low-cost materials and techniques for safely and securely displaying different types of objects will be demonstrated. Participants will have the opportunity to make mounts using these techniques. Limited places.

    3 hours
8:00 PM
  • Barbadoes Street Cemetery Tour: exploring early Christchurch after dark

    Head-torches dimmed; Health and safety regulations lie solely on the individual saying yes to a walk around an interesting, very telling, divided cemetery - in the dark. Professor Lyndon Fraser from the University of Canterbury will lead a walk through the Barbadoes Street Cemetery, Christchurch's oldest cemetery and the final resting place of many of its early leading citizens. It is divided by Barbadoes Street, separating the Anglican (Church of England) section on the eastern side, from the Roman Catholic and Dissenters (others) on the western side.The history of the cemetery is the history of early Christchurch. The stories of its beginnings and the people buried there paint a rich and varied panorama of life lived in 19th century Christchurch and on into the 20th century.

    Lyndon Fraser

    1.5 hours

MA18 - Outside Insights

20th May 2018 - 23rd May 2018
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Christchurch, New Zealand, New Zealand