We are delighted to announce that renowned architect, Ian Athfield (Ath) will join the Museums Aotearoa judging panel for the 2011 New Zealand Museum Awards.
Ath is the founding principal of Athfield Architects Limited and well-known to many in the museum and gallery sector. He is renowned for his big picture thinking and has been involved in the creation of many of New Zealand’s most successful urban spaces, landscapes, and buildings – including art galleries and museums. His work spans from domestic to civic, stretching across all scales from furniture and public sculpture to architecture, landscape, and urban design.
Ath has been involved with the annual NZ Institute of Architects’ Awards for many years – as a judge and an award winner – and he is looking forward to providing a different perspective to the museum awards. He has a long time interest in heritage and culture and is a member of the Historic Places Trust Board.
There is now one week to go until entries close on 24 February.
We have information on our website here to help you to prepare your entry. You can also contact your regional museum support people, the National Services Te Paerangi Museum Development Officers, past winners, Museums Aotearoa Board members or the Museums Aotearoa Office for help and advice on preparing your entries.
So tell us about the projects you are proud of, or the people whose outstanding achievements deserve to be recognised, and share in the celebration in Nelson on 14 April.
Please contact me if you require any further information.
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