Trust brings Central Otago museums together


Central Otago News - 21 April 2022 After a difference of interpretation last year left Alexandra District Museum Inc (ADMI) without Central Otago District Council (CODC) funding, a new trust has been set up to foster sharing of resources between museums in the district. The council’s 2021-31 long-term plan removed an annual grant of $49,000 ADMI had received since 2018, citing concerns with a lack of co-ordination between the district’s museums, which the council said was part of an agreement for which the grant was awarded. The long-term plan offered options to fill the co-ordination role, including employing someone within the [...]

Trust brings Central Otago museums together2022-05-10T16:41:03+12:00

Museums learn how to say “thanks, but no thanks”


Spring cleaning and de-cluttering are terms we’re all familiar with around the home. Whether it’s making room in the wardrobe for summer clothes, or moving into a smaller house, decisions need to be made about what to keep and what to discard. From time to time, museums also need to review what’s in and what’s out in their collections. However, taking objects or artworks out of a collection is not as easy as flicking off an old dress to the op-shop. ‘Deaccessioning’, or formally removing items from a museum’s permanent collection, was the focus of a workshop held at Central Stories [...]

Museums learn how to say “thanks, but no thanks”2021-09-22T11:29:54+12:00
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