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Mahakala Thangka, courtesy Marian Bond
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University of Newcastle speaking at LIANZA 2017

Come and meeting Lyn Keily, Special Collections Librarian at University of Newcastle at LIANZA 2017! Lyn played a key role in the  UON project to consolidate its Cultural Collections from numerous on-line platforms to the Recollect Community Engagement platform. Part of this project involved migrating over 50,000 images with metadata from an online platform to Recollect, as well as integrating video and oral histories into one site for access, discoverability and... read more »

Vacancy: Digital Imaging and Solutions Technician, Auckland

Are you a talented imaging technician with an appetite for variety and customer engagement? We are looking for an outgoing, commercially-savvy, digital technician to help us digitise cultural heritage materials and support our customers’ equipment in our busy Auckland bureau. The role also includes customer liaison. We work with organisations from the GLAM Sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) across New Zealand and our clients also include government... read more »
Microfilming Katherine Mansfield’s “His Little Friend”

Microfilming Katherine Mansfield’s “His Little Friend”

Recent publicity about the discovery of Katherine Mansfield’s previously unknown first work “His Little Friend” in the 13 October 1900 issue of New Zealand Graphic and Ladies Journal caused excitement at NZMS. Managing Director Andy Fenton recalled microfilming the journal sometime in the early 1990s and a little research by the NZMS Operations Team confirmed that it had been done on behalf of the Auckland Institute and Museum... read more »
Digitising glass plates for the Sir George Grey Special Collections with Auckland Libraries

Digitising glass plates for the Sir George Grey Special Collections with Auckland Libraries

NZMS Auckland has recently worked with a large collection of glass plate and film negatives donated to Auckland Libraries in 2015 by The NZ Herald. The approximately 16,000 negatives were found in the original New Zealand Herald offices in Albert Street. Auckland Libraries tasked NZMS with cleaning the plates prior to digitisation as well as transcribing important information from the original boxes and envelopes, digitising the images, and finally rehousing the plates... read more »
Celebrating 150 years of Hansard

Celebrating 150 years of Hansard

150 years ago a team of independent reporters began writing down everything politicians said in debates at Parliament. They stood for truth and accountability and their work continues to this day. The team and their written record is known as Hansard. Over the month of July the Office of the Clerk acknowledged and celebrated the centenary of the official record of Parliamentary Debates being kept which included the digitisation of every... read more »
Designing a camera rig for large format items

Designing a camera rig for large format items

NZMS was recently involved in a project which proved a technical challenge to design a camera rig to capture large format items. NZMS were asked to provide a solution for the digitisation of very large two dimensional items, being primarily artwork and rolled maps. The largest item in the collection was 8 metres by 2 metres and many of the items were in a fragile state due to their age and composition... read more »
From conservation to digitisation - Dr Edward Wilson’s Watercolour

From conservation to digitisation - Dr Edward Wilson’s Watercolour

Here at NZMS we are privileged and proud to work with artefacts of both national and international significance. We recently had the pleasure of digitising a newly discovered diary of George Murray Levick, a member of Scott’s 1910-1913 expedition, for the Antarctic Heritage Trust  This year the Antarctic Heritage Trust provided NZMS with the exciting task of digitising an incredible find - a watercolour painted by Dr... read more »
Museums Aotearoa Conference #MA17

Museums Aotearoa Conference #MA17

It’s nice to reflect on Conference attendance, in writing and sharing conference inspirations we not only acknowledge and appreciate the time and effort the Presenters put into their work but create the impetus to generate change. The conference theme was working for greater inclusion – this was immediately manifest with a heartwarming Powhiri, where we had the equivalent of oral history in action in all three of New... read more »
Guide Dog Lacey melts NZMS hearts on Red Puppy Day

Guide Dog Lacey melts NZMS hearts on Red Puppy Day

On March 24th the staff of NZMS and sister company Desktop Imaging ran a fundraising event to support the Red Puppy Appeal: The Blind Foundation’s annual fundraising event in support of Guide Dog Services.  During morning tea team members brought along their best baked goods to share together and were given the opportunity to learn more about the important role guide dogs have in the lives of... read more »
LIANZA visit NZMS on St Patricks Day

LIANZA visit NZMS on St Patricks Day

NZMS opened their doors to members of LIANZA Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui last Friday to see our team in action.  An entertaining start to the afternoon with a viewing of NZMS staff exhibition “My Guilty Pleasures” where Andy got to promote his quirky adoration for QR codes, among other interesting and slightly querky staff pastimes such as hanging out in Croc’s and... read more »

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