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2016 Christmas Wishes from the NZMS team!

2016 Christmas Wishes from the NZMS team!

Best wishes for a happy new year filled with health, happiness, and spectacular success. From the team at NZMS. Also a friendly reminder that the NZMS (New Zealand Micrographic Services) offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch will close at midday on Friday, 23 December 2016. All offices will reopen for business on Monday, 9 January 2017.   Any urgent messages over the break can be directed to Andy Fenton on 021 689 396.   We also would... read more »
Very Large Format Maps (VLF Maps) - a new service offering at NZMS

Very Large Format Maps (VLF Maps) - a new service offering at NZMS

Maps are a fascinating and important part of our heritage, tracking the development of our nation and recording conflict and resolution. Many of them date back to the settler days of New Zealand.  The draughtsmanship demonstrated in these maps are beautiful with fine details recorded by hand with such skill & accuracy that is rare today. Maps were often produced on linen backed paper which with time has become... read more »
AHOY! We love your Successes!

AHOY! We love your Successes!

We at NZMS are always interested in what you are up to and we are thrilled when we hear of someone being recognised for their work overseas.   Claire Clark has worked tirelessly on raising the accomplishments for some of our talented artists during WW1.  Her work has been recognised in the Centenary News First World War 1914-1918 website and it can be found here uploaded on 10th Oct 2016. ... read more »
NZMS fostering learning by sponsoring VALA attendee

NZMS fostering learning by sponsoring VALA attendee

In April I wrote about attending the 18th biennial VALA conference in Melbourne thanks to generous support from New Zealand Micrographic Services and LIANZA. Now, six months later, I wanted to write about the thinking that has stayed with me since the conference, and what I’ve been able to apply to my role as a Librarian working with heritage collections. There really was a lot to think about. ... read more »
ALIA NATIONAL 2016 CONFERENCE

ALIA NATIONAL 2016 CONFERENCE

Australian Library and Information Association says Engage / Create / Lead The library world descends on Adelaide when the ALIA National 2016 Conference opens on Monday 29 August.  We look forward to this meeting hub for all Library and Information professionals, from all sectors of Australia and the international community. Find us here In booth 15 you will find Recollect Community Engagement manned by Andy Fenton and Tyler Hersey. They will be available... read more »
Conserving Levick’s Notebook

Conserving Levick’s Notebook

In the summer of 2012, the team of conservators working on Scott’s hut at Cape Evans made a surprise discovery: A notebook that had not been seen for over a century. The notebook is a photographic journal belonging to George Murray Levick, a member of Scott’s 1910-1913 expedition and a member of the Northern Party who spent a summer at Cape Adare and survived the following winter... read more »
TelSIG 2016 Takeaways

TelSIG 2016 Takeaways

  I enjoyed this year’s TelSIG forum so much I wanted to share some of the learnings and takeaways.  The Tertiary Education Librarian’s Special Interest Group is a biannual forum or hui held this year at the University of Canterbury, Ōtautahi Christchurch, 4-5 July.  All the speakers were very inspiring, and the kaupapa was about celebrating how everyone is leading change at their institution... read more »
MA16 Conference Notes

MA16 Conference Notes

Museums Australasia 2016 Conference or MA16: Facing the Future: Local, Global and Pacific Possibilities – was the first joint conference between Museums Australia and Museums Aotearoa.  Crossing cultures and disciplines, the conference program covered events, tours and activities with a strong emphasis on the cultures of the Asia-Pacific region.  The Twitter hashtag for the event 15-19 May was #MA16. News Flash for the 2017 Conferences: on 18 June Stella Duffy, of ... read more »
Why Disaster Conferences Are Important.

Why Disaster Conferences Are Important.

Nothing will ever fully prepare communities for a natural disaster, but conferences that share information or experiences are powerful in the way they advise delegates what to think about, vulnerability and the possible effects if no thought is given to them. They also provide great networking opportunities to meet people who you can keep in contact with in a variety of ways. Below are a few examples of how conferences... read more »
We have moved!

We have moved!

Our Southern Regional Office moved to fantastic new premises at Canterbury Museum, on 18 December 2015. The Museum is world renowned for its natural and human history collections, frequently changing programme of exhibitions that complements their permanent displays and also forms part of the Cultural Precinct in the central city. Canterbury Museum is located on Rolleston Avenue, next to the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and opposite the Arts Centre on Worcester Boulevard. NZMS... read more »

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