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Adrian Locke

Ashley Tvrdeic

Masters of Museum and Heritage Practice
Ashley is a Masters of Museum and Heritage Practice student, currently completing her... More

Barbara Makuati-Afitu

Lagi-Maama
Kolokesa Māhina-Tuai and Barbara Makuati-Afitu are Lagi-Maama - a... 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

Caitlin Timmer-Arends

Curatorial Manager, Waitangi Treaty Grounds
In her time at Waitangi Treaty Grounds Caitlin has been the curator, collections coordinator,... More

Cherie Jacobson

Master of Museum and Heritage Practice student, Victoria University Wellington
Cherie has a varied professional background which includes public policy, writing and... More

Claire Lanyon

Learning Manager, Auckland War Memorial Museum
Claire Lanyon began her career in education as a teacher specialising in history.  At... More

Conal McCarthy

Director of the Museum & Heritage Studies, Victoria University, Wellington
Professor Conal McCarthy is Director of the Museum & Heritage Studies programme at the Stout... More

David Hebblethwaite

Director, Art of Fact

Elizabeth Cotton

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

Eloise Wallace

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

Esther McNaughton

Gallery Educator, Suter Art Gallery te Aratoi o Whakatu, Nelson
Esther Helen McNaughton is a long time gallery educator at Suter Art Gallery te Aratoi o... More

Hon Carmel Sepuloni

Associate Minister for Arts, Culture & Heritage
MP for Kelston Carmel Sepuloni is Minister for Social Development and for Disability Issues, and... More

Honiana Love

Strategic Advisor, Māori & Group Manager, People & Capability, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

Jacinta Beckwith

Kaitiaki Mātauranga Māori, University of Otago
As Kaitiaki Mātauranga Māori and Subject Librarian for Te Tumu, School of Māori,... More

Jaimie Isaac

Curator Indigenous & Contemporary Art, Member of Sagkeeng First Nation, Winnipeg Art Gallery
Jaimie Isaac is a curator and interdisciplinary artist operating from a mixed heritage of... More

Jessie Robieson

Te Papa Tongarewa

Joy Vercoe

Adviser, International Services and Indigenous Exchange, Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa
Joy currently works as Adviser, International Services and Indigenous Exchange at Creative... More

Juliet Cooke

Director/Designer , Intouch Design Ltd 
Juliet Cooke has over 25 years of experience in exhibition design, management and... More

Justine Olsen

Curator of Decorative Arts, Te Papa Tongarewa

Kate Blair

Conservator, Auckland Museum.
Kate Blair is a conservator currently working with taonga Māori at Auckland Museum. With... More

Kate Thornton

Associate Professor in the School of Education, Victoria University of Wellington
Kate is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Victoria University of Wellington.... More

Kolokesa Māhina-Tuai

Lagi-Maama
Kolokesa Māhina-Tuai and Barbara Makuati-Afitu are Lagi-Maama - a... More

Lara Simmons

City Design and Place Planning Team, Wellington City Council
Lara graduated with her Masters of Museum and Heritage Practices in 2018. Her interests have... More

Linda Tyler,

Convenor of Museums and Cultural Heritage, University of Auckland
Linda Tyler is currently the convenor of Museums and Cultural Heritage at the University of... More

Linnae Pohatu

Louise Weston

Senior Collection Technician, Collections Cataloguing Project (Human History, Auckland Museum
Louise Weston is Senior Collection Technician, Collections Cataloguing Project (Human History)... More

Martin Lewis

Research Librarian, Te Papa Tongarewa

Megan Tamati-Quennell

Oceania Curatorial Consultant, Te Papa

Michelle Hippolite

Chief Executive, Te Puni Kōkiri
Michelle Hippolite (Waikato, Rongowhakaata and Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki) joined Te Puni... More

Monika Kern

An experienced teacher and PLD facilitator, Monika is the Education Manager for the Waitangi... More

Ngarino Ellis

Convenor of Art History, University of Auckland
Dr Ngarino Ellis is Convenor of Art History at the University of Auckland. Her research focus is... More

Nici Cumpston

Artistic Director, TARNANTHI Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, Art Gallery of South Australia
Nici Cumpston is of Afghan, English, Irish and Barkindji Aboriginal heritage and is a descendant... More

Nigel Borell

Curator Māori Art, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Borell (Pirirakau, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi, Te Whakatōhea) is Curator... More

Peter Brunt

Peter Cunninghame

Head of Property, Facilities and Security, Te Papa Tongarewa

Rachael Hockridge

Digital Editor, Te Papa
Rachael has been a digital editor at Te Papa for just over three years. As well as managing the... More

Riah King-Wall

Arts Advisor, Whanganui District Council
Riah King-Wall is the Arts Advisor for Whanganui District Council, where she is responsible for... More

Richard Foy

Chief Archivist | Tumuaki, Te Rua Mahara o te Kawanatanga | Archives New Zealand

Robert Morris

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

Robyn Cockburn

Teaching Fellow, Museum and Heritage Studies programme at Victoria University
Robyn has more than 25 years’ experience working as a consultant researcher, strategist,... More

Rose Ibbotson

Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory and Programme Co-ordinator for Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship,, University of Canterbury
Dr Rosie Ibbotson is Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory and Programme Co-ordinator for... More

Samuele De Stefani

PhD candidate, Museum and Heritage Studies at Victoria University of Wellington
Samuele's research topic is focused on the organisational aspects of museum practice –... More

Sarah Davy

GM Information Services, Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Sarah McClintock

Curator & Collection Manager, The Suter Gallery
Sarah McClintock is the Curator and Collection Manager at The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o... More

Sarah Murray

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

Stephanie Gibson

Curator NZ Histories & Cultures, Te Papa
Stephanie researches the material and visual culture of protest, conflict and reform, as well as... More

Stephanie Lash

Curator of He Tohu, Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga

Susan Abasa

Massey University
Dr Susan Abasa has taught courses for the postgraduate programme in Museum Studies at Massey... More

Tara Fagan

Director Raranga Matihiko/Weaving Digital Futures, Te Papa Tongarewa
Tara is Project Director Raranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures at the Museum of New Zealand... More

Tom Rowlands

Learning Specialist, Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Auckland War Memorial Museum
Tom started out as an educator 10 years ago. In 2015 He pursued a postgraduate qualification in... More

Valerie Love

Senior Digital Archivist, Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand
Valerie Love is the Senior Digital Archivist Kaipupuri Pūranga Matihiko Matua at... More