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Thank you!

Ak MuseumWe’re currently working on a full conference report, which will be posted in mid November. Until then, however, please let me give my heartfelt thanks to all of our presenters, hosts, participants and supporters who helped make this conference the stimulating and highly relevant success that it was.

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou,

Eric Dorfman, Chair ICOM New Zealand

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ICOM New Zealand conference starts on Monday

WELCOME We’re very much looking forward to meeting you at our conference at the Auckland Museum on Monday 22 September. Some useful information:

Opening hours: The Museum will be open to ICOM NZ delegates from 9.30 a.m. Participants should come to the South Entrance, also known as the Atrium Entrance.

Registration desk: The Registration Desk will be staffed from 9.30 a.m. in the Museum Events Centre on the 3rd Floor of the Museum. Your registration materials and event tickets will be given to you at this time.

Your morning coffee: The Museum Café will be open. Early birds are welcome to visit the café.

Public galleries: The public galleries open at 10.00 a.m.

Parking: There is parking in the Museum’s underground car park, from which participants can gain direct access into the Museum. There is some free parking (3 hours max) around the outside of the Museum.

Twitter: Dr Mike Dickison will be ICOM’s official tweeter for the conference. Follow him on @adzebill  keep track of the activities using #ICOMNZ2014

FINDING YOUR WAY These maps will get you to the Auckland Museum and inside to the conference venue.

Auckland Museum wayfindingAuckland Museum map

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Voting for ICOM New Zealand Board Members

logo votingWe will be electing a new Board at the ICOM NZ AGM at 1300 on the 23rd of September. Voting will take place at the conference and only ICOM NZ members in attendance or who have provided proxy forms will be entitled to vote. You will receive ballot papers and instructions on the day. Voting is open to all individual and institutional members. There is no limit on the number of proxies an attending member may present. You can download proxy forms at this link.

In this round of elections, only one person for each of the officer positions have stood, so voting will only be required for the remaining Board Members.

Position Candidate Vote
Chair Eric Dorfman Director, Whanganui Regional Museum No Voting required
Deputy Chair Tracy Puklowski Associate Director Museum of Living Cultures, Te Papa No voting required
Secretary Scott Pothan Director, Whangarei Art Museum No voting required
Treasurer/Membership Secretary Victoria Esson Manager National Services Te Paerangi, Te Papa No voting required
Board Members – vote for three only 
Board Member Ian Griffin Director, Otago Museum  http://www.otagomuseum.govt.nz/
Board Member Courtney Johnston Director, Dowse Art Museum  http://dowse.org.nz/
Board Member Jane Legget Head of Research, Auckland War Memorial Museum  http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/
Board Member David Robinson Chief Operating Officer, Te Papa  http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/pages/home.aspx
Board Member Chloe Searle Curator (collections and exhibitions), North Otago Museum  http://www.culturewaitaki.org.nz/north-otago-museum/
Board Member Phillipa Tocker Executive Director, Museums Aotearoa  http://www.museumsaotearoa.org.nz/
Board Member Tracey Wedge Coordinator Museum Operations, Southland Museum and Art Gallery  http://www.southlandmuseum.com/

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Proxy form for the 2014 AGM

scales-295109_640If you are a member in good standing and you cannot make the AGM, you are able to use a proxy to have another member in good standing vote in your place. Download this form ICOM NZ Proxy 2014, fill it out and have the delegated member take it to the AGM with them. They will be asked for it at the time of voting.

For questions about this process, please contact Kate Adolph kate.adolph@tepapa.govt.nz



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Conference Update ICOM New Zealand 2014

CONFERENCE AT AUCKLAND MUSEUM 22ND AND 23RD OF SEPTEMBER; CONFERENCE TOUR 24TH OF SEPTEMBER: Pacific Connections: Culture, Connections, Museums and Research

Reminder: The deadline for submitting registration forms and Board nominations is the 7th of September.

Here is the registration form with some updated programme details: ICOM Conference Registration Form 2014 19 Aug A few updates include:

mckelviegallery_webAn invitation to drinks at Auckland Art Gallery Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki have kindly invited us to drinks on the 22nd, between the close of the first day’s events, right before the conference dinner. This will give us the opportunity to hear about some of their new projects, and experience the lovely Mackelvie Gallery.

wine chambersDinner Venue Our dinner will be at Wine Chambers on Shortland Street. Wine Chambers’ cuisine is Mediterranean influenced and consists of generous servings of delightfully flavoured light food, which is perfect accompanied by a glass of wine of your choice from their extensive list. If you have already registered but would like to attend the conference dinner, please let us know.

nikihastingsmcfall575Dinner Speaker We are delighted to have with us the well-known multimedia artist Niki Hastings-McFall as our speaker for dinner. Niki is a New Zealander of Pacific decent and has exhibited extensively throughout New Zealand and overseas since 1992. Her work is held in public and private collections nationally and internationally.


guided_tour_hawaiki_smallerConference Tour Destination: We are delighted to have been invited by Voyager Maritime Museum for a stop on our conference tour on the 24th of August. They will be showing us boats from the Pacific and (depending on weather and numbers) might be able to take us on Auckland Harbor in one of their waka. If you have already registered but would like to go on the conference tour, please let us know. We can still accommodate you.

A note to conference speakers: Please be sure to fill out a form, as we need these for catering purposes.

A note to all members and delegates: Please send your forms to kate.adolph@tepapa.govt.nz

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CAM Survey on Museum and Communities‏

cropped-logo_horizontalThe Commonwealth Association of Museums (CAM) is conducting a survey of the multiple ways in which museums interact with various communities as part of a larger study of museums and participatory governance. You can find the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CAM_Museums_and_Communities . Please complete it by August 22. Thank you for contributing to this important study.

Catherine C. Cole, Secretary-General, Commonwealth Association of Museums
phone/fax: 780-424-2229; CatherineC.Cole@telus.net

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ICOM-ITC: travel grants DEADLINE: 19/09/2014

ICOM_International_Training_Centre_Museum_StudiesAn opportunity from the ICOM Secretariat

After two successful training workshops held in the Palace Museum, Beijing, China, ICOM International Training Centre (ICOM-ITC) is announcing its next training programme that will be held from 27 October to 4 November, 2014 in Beijing. ICOM, ICOM China and the Palace Museum are pleased to award travel grants to international participants attending the training seminar.
For details: http://icom.museum/activities/icom-international-training-centre-for-museum-studies/


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