Auckland museum seeks your voice

Auckland Museum is seeking your input to help guide its Gallery Renewal Plan at a public forum at the end of this month. The Gallery Renewal Plan is one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken by the Museum as it sets the framework for the types of galleries the Museum will house, ultimately determining the stories it tells and the objects it displays.

"The process for establishing a Gallery Renewal Plan commenced nearly two years ago and we have held several consultations with Museum employees, volunteers and stakeholders who have provided diverse recommendations. We now want to hear from Aucklanders, as this is their Museum," says interim director Sir Don McKinnon.

The evening, called Your Museum, will be hosted by Waitakere Mayor Bob Harvey in the Museum's Maori Court. Attendees will be presented with various museum models from around the world, and cultural commentator Hamish Keith and international museum consultant Ken Gorbey will share their perspectives. Following the presentation, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your ideas with fellow Aucklanders, and later, you’ll be able to submit feedback on the Museum's website.  

For more info and to reserve your spot, click here.

Download the museums annual 2009/2010 plan here.

Your Museum

When: Tuesday August 24, 7.00-8.30pm

Where: Auckland Museum Maori Court (Enter via Grand Foyer)

Auckland Domain, Parnell

Image: Flcikr - pat_ong

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