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

Keynote Speakers

Alex Garkavenko

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

Alex Marsden

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

Amber Aranui

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Amiria Puia-Taylor

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

Anthony Wright

Director, Canterbury Museum

Anton Angelo

Data Librarian, University of Canterbury
Anton Angelo is a regional representative for Creative Commons. He has studied the anthropology... More

Arapata Hakiwai

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Āwhina Twomey

Rangitāne/Whanganui Museum

Bill Macnaught

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

Blair Jackson

Deputy Director and Manager Curatorial, Collections & Public Programme, Christchurch Art Gallery

Bobby Newson

Auckland Museum

Brad Poulter

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

Bronwyn Labrum

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

Carla Pike

Exhibitions Conservator, Christchurch Art Gallery
Carla is an objects conservator with over ten years’ experience in the heritage sector.... More

Christine Whybrew

Area Manager West Coast/ Canterbury, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
Christine Whybrew’s early career was spent working with historic photograph collections in... More

Ciarán Fox

All Right? Project Lead, All Right? Campaign
Ciaran Fox has worked for over twenty years in public health promotion, community development,... More

Coralie O'Hara

Auckland Museum

Dr Jessica Halliday

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

Elizabeth Connor

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

Elizabeth Cotton

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

Ellen Pender

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

Eloise Wallace

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

Emily Loughnam

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

Frances Husband

Collections Technician Human History, Canterbury Museum
Frances has worked for ten years in the Museum and Art Gallery sectors. She was part of the... More

Garth Nowland-Foreman

LEAD Centre for Not For Profit Leadership
Garth Nowland-Foreman is a national expert on non-profit governance. He has widely written,... More

Geraint Martin

Chief Executive, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Geraint is CE of Te Papa and in this role, he combines his significant experience in leading... More

Gina Irish

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

Graeme Austin

Chair in Private Law, Victoria University of Wellington

Gwen Jackson

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

Jennifer Shields

Manager Gallery Operations, CoCA
Jennifer has been working, volunteering, and freelancing in the arts in both creative,... More

Jennifer Storer

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

Jenny Harper

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

Jessie Garland

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

Jim Geddes

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

Jo Blair

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

Joanna Norris

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

Joseph Hullen

Trustee, Matapopore Charitable Trust
Joseph Hullen Ngāi Tūāhuriri/Ngāti Hinematua works for Te Rūnanga o... More

Josie Ogden Schroeder

Chief Executive Officer, Christchurch YMCA
Josie considers herself a parent first, a youth worker second, and a “CEO” third.... More

Julia Bradshaw

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

Kaila Colbin

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

Karen Walters

Life Long Learning Manager, NZ Maritime Museum
Kia ora koutou fellow educators! My name is Karen Walters. My family’s roots are in the... More

Katharine Watson

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

Kelvin Knolly

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

Lucinda Blackley-Jimson

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

Lynn Campbell

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

Marisa Swanink

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

Matua John Maihi

Whanganui iwi

Neil Semple

Projects & Operations Manager, Christchurch Art Gallery
Neil has worked in art galleries and museums for the past 30 years and is currently Projects... More

Nick Winchester

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

Puamiria Parata-Goodall

Ngāi Tahu/ Canterbury Museum

Rachael Welfare

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

Rachel Wesley

Otago Museum

Robert Morris

Director Collections and Curatorial, Otago Museum
Born and raised in Sydney, Robert began his working life as a contract Archaeologist, having... More

Rosemary Baird

Outreach Advisor, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
Since graduating with her PhD from the University of Canterbury in 2012, Rosemary Baird has... More

Rowan Carroll

Director, New Zealand Police Museum
As well as the day-to-day running of the museum, Rowan has responsibility for national... More

Sacha McMeeking

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

Sally Airey

Education and Outreach, Gap Filler

Sarah Murray

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

Scott Reeves

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

Siren Deluxe

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

Stephanie Lange

Museum Manager, Kaikoura Museum
Stephanie Lange is the Manager of the new Kaikoura Museum, starting in this job just a week... More

Steven Fox

General Manager, Museum Experience, Museum of Transport and Technology
Steven has worked throughout Australia and New Zealand enriching the lives of people and their... More

Tā Mark Solomon

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

Takerei Norton

Archives Manager, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
Takerei Norton (Ngāi Tahu) is the manager of the Ngāi Tahu Archive Team which is... More

Tui Te Hau

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