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Registration Information

Registration for the MA19 - Museums Aotearoa’s National Conference 2019 is now open!

Bursaries are available to Museums Aotearoa members. For full information on the bursary programs, and to apply, please click here. Please note that bursary applications close on Monday 25 March 2019, no extensions.

Full Registration

Full registration includes access to all Thursday-Friday conference sessions, conference catering, the Conference Powhiri and Awards (Wednesday) and the After Party (Friday). Attendance at Wednesday workshops, tours and meetings, and the Conference Dinner (Thursday) are additional costs.

Day Registration

Day registration includes access to all conference sessions and catering on the nominated day. Attendance at the Conference Dinner is an additional cost.

Museums Aotearoa Membership

Member rates are available to all paid individual MA members, and to staff and active volunteers of member institutions. Museums Aotearoa membership offers a significant discount to conference registration fees, among many other substantial benefits. You are welcome to become a member to claim the membership discount rate, saving up to $120 (based on the Early Bird Member and Non-Member registration prices). Please click here to complete a Museums Aotearoa membership form before registering.


Early-bird tickets are available up until the end of business day, Monday 1st April 2019.

Social Functions


4:30pm – 6:00pm, Wednesday 22 May 2019
Te Papa – Rongomaraeroa and Espresso

ServiceIQ New Zealand Museum Awards

6:00pm – 8:00pm, Wednesday 22 May 2019
Te Papa – Amokura

One ticket to the Awards is included in full registrations, please indicate attendance in your online registration. Additional tickets are free of charge but must be registered during the online registration process or by contacting Museums Aotearoa.

Conference Dinner

7:00pm – 11:00pm, Thursday 23 May 2019
Parliament Banquet Hall

Conference Dinner tickets can be purchased during the online registration process for $100 each (incl. GST). Guest tickets are available.

After Party - EMP Welcome

5:00pm – 8:00pm, Friday 24 May 2019
New Zealand Portrait Gallery

One ticket to the Friday party is included in full and EMP Huakina registrations, please indicate attendance in your online registration. Guest tickets are not available.


Bus fares for tours on Wednesday’s Options Day are included in that day’s registration.

Transport to and from Conference Dinner and other venues around Wellington are delegates own responsibility. 

Payment Options

Credit Card

Credit card payments can be made online or over the phone. All major credit cards are accepted. All payments will be processed through Payment Express payment gateway. 

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

Details for EFT payments will be provided on your tax invoice. Please reference the payment with your name and registration number.


Please make cheques payable to Museums Aotearoa and forward to:
Museums Aotearoa
P O Box 10-928
Wellington 6143

Acknowledgements / communication

  • All communication with registered delegates will be by email.
  • All registrations will be emailed a tax invoice on registration.
  • If your email address has changed since completing the registration form, be sure to advise the Conference organisers by email to



  • Delegates who find themselves unable to attend the MA19 Conference after submitting their online registration are most welcome to nominate a substitute. All substitutions and cancellations must be made by email to
  • Cancellations received before / on Monday 1 April 2019 will be refunded, less an administration fee of $100. Cancellations received after Monday 1 April 2019 are not refundable. Exceptions are at the discretion of Museums Aotearoa.

All prices are inclusive of GST


Full Conference Registration

Includes MA19 conference days - Thursday 23 May & Friday 24 May. Early-bird tickets available up to Tuesday 2 April. 

  • Member Full Conference Registration (with or without Wednesday, EMP or Kaitiaki Hui)

    For Museums Aotearoa members
    Early Bird: $450.00


  • Non-Member Full Conference Registration

    For attendees who are not current members of Museums Aotearoa
    Early Bird: $560.00


  • Student (member) Full Conference Registration


Day rates

Select this ticket if you wish to attend one day only of the main conference

  • Conference - Thursday 23 May - Member


  • Conference - Thursday 23 May - Non-member


  • Conference - Friday 24 May - Member


  • Conference - Friday 24 May - Non-member


EMP Huakina & Kahui Kaitiaki Hui and Wednesday Options without Main Conference

For attendees who would like to only attend EMP Huakina,  Kaitiaki Hui or Wednesday options ONLY.

  • I am not attending the Main Conference

    For delegates who would like to attend EMP Huakina, Kaitiaki Hui or Wednesday options only