We have been consumed by conference preparation over the past fortnight, with barely time to keep up with the news. There have been some lovely and well-deserved tributes to Ralph Hotere, including one by Elizabeth Caldwell on The Big Idea, and another by Jock Phillips for Te Ara. With less publicity, the former MAVtech has had an open day to celebrate its redevelopment as the Foxton Museum of Film and Sound. A comprehensive Manawatu Standard article (2 March) is not online, but the MAVtech Facebook page has some images.
National Visitor Survey
Thank you to those who are participating in the National Visitor Survey. Some museums have completed both the interviews and the data entry, and some are about to start interviewing. A quarter of museum members are participating this year, and it’s not too late to get involved. If you’d like to join the 2013 National Visitor Survey, please contact Jeremiah by email at email@example.com.
Membership 2013 membership certificates have gone out this week to all paid-up Museum and Associate members. Membership certificates can be used as proof of membership for grant applications and the like and can also be displayed in your entry to advertise your association. Individual members are sent 2013 stickers or new cards when we receive payment – these entitle you to membership card benefits. Anyone who has not renewed will be removed from the active membership list.
Ngā mihi, Phillipa & Talei