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The New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials Pū manaaki kahurangi (NZCCM) is a national association of conservators and our allies. Our members are professionals, students and individuals involved or interested in the conservation of New Zealand's cultural heritage. 

We aim to advance the knowledge and practice of conservation across New Zealand through encouraging public and professional engagement, undertaking advocacy and promoting the profession. 

Mission & Objectives

NZCCM is the national organisation that represents, supports, and advances the work of New Zealand’s conservation profession. We advocate and promote the conservation and preservation of cultural materials.

NZCCM recognises and promotes the importance of the preservation of cultural material. This includes the cultural, historic, aesthetic, scientific, and research value of these materials. We respect the tangible and intangible aspects of cultural heritage and the need to engage with connected communities to enable its preservation for future generations. 

NZCCM aims through advocacy to promote, develop and sustain conservation and preservation in New Zealand.

NZCCM promotes the highest standard of professionalism in the field of conservation. We value and support diversity within our community.

NZCCM fosters the sharing of knowledge and development of conservation practice and research in NZ. We promote the understanding of the values and contexts of our cultural heritage. We encourage conservation best practice and ongoing attainment of skills. 


NZCCM is run by volunteers through an annually elected Executive and appointed Officers. Our executive committee represents and is responsible to our membership. NZCCM is an incorporated society that adheres to the constitution and embraces the long term growth and development of the organisation. 

The objectives of the Association are outline in its Constitution.

Strategic Plan

In 2018 NZCCM adopted a Strategic Plan. The Plan is reviewed and updated regularly and guides the current and future direction of the Association.

View the NZCCM Strategic Plan.

Member Services

NZCCM welcomes any individual, organisation or institution to become a member. We encourage education and networking for professionals, allied professionals, and individuals interested in supporting conservation. We provide and develop services that are responsive to the professional needs of our members. 

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