PŪ MANAAKI KAHURANGI
NEW ZEALAND CONSERVATORS OF CULTURAL MATERIALs
Come and join us this October at NZCCM 2023 - an excellent opportunity to connect and engage with speakers, diverse professionals across conservation sector and partners. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone in Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau!
Announcement & Theme
This year’s theme is: Conservation in Aotearoa New Zealand: Inside and Outside // Ki Roto, Ki Waho
Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōnā te ngahere
Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga, nōnā te ao.
The bird that consumes the miro berries, will own the bush
The bird that consumes knowledge will own the world.
The conference will be held at Auckland War Memorial Museum, Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 17-19 October 2023 in the museum's Under the Dome event space. The conference will feature two days of presentations and posters alongside an industry trade fair, with the third day devoted to tours and workshop opportunities.
You can find information on conference location, travel directions, parking and floor plans here.
We are finally ready to share our finalised schedule! Our three days together consists two keynotes and a series of themed blocks of presentations. Our final day consists of a variety of tours and workshops around various institutions here in Tāmaki Makaurau.
The response to our conference theme Conservation in Aotearoa New Zealand: Inside and Outside // Ki Roto, Ki Waho has been strong, and we’ve had four key topic threads emerge.
The first topic is what we’re calling Community and Conservation. These talks and gallery tours explore how conservation works both inside GLAM institutions and in our communities, including the challenge of adapting conservation ethics to Māori landscapes.
Our second topic is Disaster Response. After the year that we’ve had, we’re not surprised that so many of us have experiences in disaster planning, response and recovery that need to be shared! We’ve got a variety of speakers that will focus on this area, including a talk on the response to Cyclone Gabrielle, and a 3-hour workshop that will cover risk identification, reduction and readiness.
The third topic we’ve named Environment Management. This section includes talks and workshops on the wide range of external factors that influence the safety of our collections, including lighting levels and construction dust, vibrations and pests, temperature and relative humidity. We have two workshops in this theme - an anoxic treatment pest management workshop at Auckland Museum’s offsite store, and a Microfading workshop in the conservation lab at Auckland Museum.
Our final topic is Conservation Projects. This is where we’ll share some of the awesome mahi that has taken place this year, in gallery tours, lightning talks, and tours of offsite storage facilities at MOTAT and the Auckland Council Archives.
We’re looking forward to seeing you all soon, and we hope you’re all as excited as we are. Registration closes on the 8th of October!
Registration for NZCCM Conference 2023 is closed now!!!
Sign up for Tours and Workshops
Sign up for Tours and Workshops now closed!!
Call for Scholarship Applications
NZCCM encourages the participation of our students and members in our annual conferences to foster close ties between Conservators at different stages in their careers or alternate approaches within professional practice. This year, we are offering registration scholarships for our members who might not otherwise be able to attend.
Closing date for applications is 15 September 2023.
Call for Sponsorship - Partner with Us
The NZCCM conference is a great way to advertise your brand and promote cultural heritage. We would like to invite you to partner with us and participate through one or more of our sponsorship and trade opportunities.
Benefits to your organization include:
Past sponsors include Conservation Supplies, Tru Vue, ERCO Lighting, Alexander Turnbull Library, MOTAT, Tryptich, and Port Nicholson Packaging.
If you would like to find out more information about our sponsorship and trade opportunities, head over to our Partners page.
Partner Sponsorship form ->>> Click Here