Join Kaitiaki Taonga Māori, Hamuera Robb (Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō and Ngāti Koata) for an opportunity to meet some of the pounamu taonga housed at the Nelson Provincial Museum. Hear the many stories associated with taonga, whenua and people. Gain a behind-the-scenes understanding of a Museum’s role in protecting such taonga. Learn what makes our treasured pounamu stone so unique.
Nineteenth-century Nelson was home to a plethora of entrepreneurial women and in this talk Catherine Bishop, author of Women Mean Business: Colonial businesswomen in New Zealand (Otago University Press), explores some of their stories – the successful and the outright failures, the heart-warming and the tragic, the everyday and the scandalous.
Join Hamuera Robb for a floor talk inspired by our Buller’s Birds exhibition. Bringing out fascinating objects from the Museum’s rich collection he will discuss 'bird related taonga' and how they relate to our region.
Are you a museum person, librarian or archivist? Do you work in the heritage sector? If so, this talk is for you. Dr Mike Dickison, NZ’s ‘Wikipedian-at-Large’, will present an overview of Wikipedia, and discuss some possible engagement strategies for heritage organisations.
Come along to this full-day workshop to learn how to become a Wikipedia contributor, even if you've never edited Wikipedia before; keen writers/researchers, hobby-ornithologists, bird friends, and researchers welcome.
His lens on wildlife are a canvas and a pair of binoculars. Join Marlborough-based painter Nicolas Dillon in this Speaker Series event related to our Buller’s Birds exhibition. This talk will be interpreted in NZSL as part of New Zealand Sign Language Week.
Join the Museum’s Digital Imaging Technician Tatsiana Chypsanava as she explains the unexpected connection between Nelson and Russia.