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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 »
LIANZA members visiting NZMS

LIANZA members visiting NZMS

All LIANZA members are welcome to tour our premises this Friday 17 March at 2pm for an afternoon of interesting  and interactive activities. See our team in action and discover more about digitising your collections, including enhancing metadata and learn about ways to share your collections with your communities. Some of the activities planned for you include:- •           ... read more »
Come join us in Dunedin in March!

Come join us in Dunedin in March!

Andy, Martin and Leigh will be visiting Dunedin and invite you all to join in an informal catch up in conjunction with the National Digital Forum. Moving your institution from analogue to digital Date: Wednesday 15th March 2017 Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm Venue:  Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor Dunedin Public Library Who for: Open to anyone in the GLAM sector. RSVP by Friday 10th March to: leigh.rout@micrographics.co.nz ... read more »
Join us at ALIA Information Online 2017 Conference

Join us at ALIA Information Online 2017 Conference

The Recollect team are looking forward to the ALIA Information Online 2017 Conference on Tuesday 14 February.  If you know anyone who is attending the conference and may be interested in finding out more about Recollect please invite them to visit Andy & Tyler at booth 61, Recollect Community Engagement where they can view Recollect and find out how this tool can be used to promote Community Engagement. We look forward to... read more »
UON University Gallery and Museum Selects Recollect

UON University Gallery and Museum Selects Recollect

The University Gallery and Senta Taft-Hendry Museum at the University of Newcastle has selected Recollect for management of its contemporary art and cultural artefact collections. Curated exhibitions and touring shows that facilitate an awareness of contemporary art, artists, communities and disciplines, are presented by the Gallery.   Read more about it on  http://www.recollect.co.nz/blog/uon-university-gallery-and-museum-selects-recollect?stage=Stage     Images by http://www.newcastle... read more »

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