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Tuesday, November 19

1:30pm NZDT

Raranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures
Raranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures is a Museum based education programme that is funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Education. The programme delivers rich and engaging opportunities to learn of and with digital technologies to those with limited digital learning opportunities, while increasing access to national and local exhibitions and collections. Te Papa leads the contract and have partnered with Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi, Tamaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum, and MTG Museum in the Hawkes Bay to deliver this programme to schools and kura in these regions. Each class accesses a bespoke, in-depth learning programme over the course of a ten-week period. This session will outline the research that sits behind the pedagogical approach, highlighting the results which has evidenced: teachers and students using the museum as a rich context for deep learning, social impact and experiences improvement in student and teacher understandings of creating with digital technologies understanding of digital ways to take existing knowledge and using it to retell or create new knowledge examples of student learning with digital technologies within the museum context

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Tara Fagan

Change leader and innovator, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Tara Fagan is Project Director Raranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. The Raranga Matihiko programme delivers innovative digital technologies learning opportunities, while increasing access to national and local exhibitions and collections... Read More →

Tuesday November 19, 2019 1:30pm - 1:55pm NZDT
Rangimarie 1 - Breakout Room Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

2:00pm NZDT

CSI: Pukekawa – digital and natural experiences in the Auckland Domain
For many years, The Auckland Museum’s Natural Sciences team have been interested in the biodiversity of their backyard Pukekawa, Auckland Domain. In 2018, The Auckland Domain Nature project is was officially set up which aims to regularly conduct biodiversity surveys and encourage visitors to observe the natural history in Auckland’s oldest park.

Learning programme CSI: Pukekawa, citizen science investigations, was established to get students outside and record observations on citizen science tool iNaturalist. This global website allows scientists from the Museum, NZ & those across the globe to identify and interact with students’ findings in the Domain. The schools that have participated so far have been very enthusiastic, and this has led to some exciting, and sometimes unexpected bonus outcomes.


Ruby Moore

Natural Sciences Collection Manager, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Tom Rowlands

Learning Specialist, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Tuesday November 19, 2019 2:00pm - 2:25pm NZDT
Rangimarie 1 - Breakout Room Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

2:30pm NZDT

Museum in a Box: A pilot test-case
Auckland Museum is the only Museum in the country to pilot the new curiosity machines - Museum in the Box (http://www.museuminabox.org/). In this presentation, we will take the audience through our process of selecting objects, 3D printing the objects, creating audio pieces (including foley) and then delivering them to schools. We delivered our first box in July, so will report on how they were received and what tweaks or changes we have made to ensure it has maximum impact.


Tom Rowlands

Learning Specialist, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Mandy Herrick

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Tuesday November 19, 2019 2:30pm - 2:55pm NZDT
Rangimarie 1 - Breakout Room Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Wednesday, November 20

11:00am NZDT

Permission to fail: DX Lab
The DX Lab is the State Library of NSW’s innovation lab. We research and experiment with the Library’s collection, building experiments and exploring emerging technologies. Our job is to try new things - but if we fail, we fail cheaply because our team is small and we work quickly. We peer into the future, explore possibilities and return to the present to adjust course. The Library’s business-as-usual teams can then take our learnings with much less risk.

This presentation will give a brief overview on our unique role in the Library, unpacking the development and risks of our recent experiments. These include, #NewSelfWales (https://dxlab.sl.nsw.gov.au/newselfwales), an award winning digital exhibition and website, connecting Instagram selfies with the Library’s portrait collection. ORBIT, a real-time data visualisation of our web analytics for the online collection. Field of View, a 3D and VR experience of the Mitchell Library, merging point cloud data with the Library’s collection. Lastly, the Vending Library - a playful collection experience, powered by a Twitter bot that uses machine learning to recommend a collection surprise for you.

I will discuss the impact that the DX Lab has had on the organisation, putting the reader and visitor first in everything we do. Our method of working can be applied to any team given the permission to fail.


Kaho Cheung

DX Lab Technical Lead, State Library NSW

Wednesday November 20, 2019 11:00am - 11:25am NZDT
Rangimarie 1 - Breakout Room Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

11:30am NZDT

Carried Away with Auckland Museum’s Digital Labels Product
Over two years ago the Digital Experience team at Auckland Museum started planning and developing a Digital Product Toolbox to enable streamlined and efficient delivery of digital experiences for our visitors.

During this session I'll share our journey and how Auckland Museum's Digital Products are coming to life, including Digital Labels within the Carried Away: Bags Unpacked exhibition, the Image Gallery within Journey to Aotearoa: Tupaia and the Endeavour and what's coming up next.

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Kelly Skelton

Head of Digital Experience, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Wednesday November 20, 2019 11:30am - 11:55am NZDT
Rangimarie 1 - Breakout Room Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

12:00pm NZDT

The Making-of Te Taiao Nature Digital Labels
Hear from a wide range of team members who applied a diverse range of skills towards Te Papa’s latest suite of interactive digital labels for the Te Taiao Nature exhibition. Perspectives, challenges, and outcomes will include:
- Planning and Workflow
- Hardware selection - IA, UX, and digital design - Specimen photography workflow - Media research and production - Bilingual writing - Curatorial perspectives workflow
- Content Management and Publishing
- Spatial and case design considerations for digital labels - Te Papahiko – Te Papa’s software development, presentation, and deployment platform
- Analytics - Value delivered to visitors

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Amos Mann

Digital Producer, Te Papa Tongarewa
Amos is a creative producer and experience designer with 20 years’ professional practice leading creative and productive teams within the museum, science, art, and cultural sectors.

Wednesday November 20, 2019 12:00pm - 12:25pm NZDT
Rangimarie 1 - Breakout Room Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

1:30pm NZDT

Community, art and activism: Designing and preserving the ‘We are Beneficiaries’ project
In July 2017, Metiria Turei, co-leader of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand, spoke publicly about her experiences as a single mother on social welfare in the 1990s. In sharing her own story of feeling forced to lie about her flatting situation in order to provide for her infant daughter, she advocated for a more compassionate system, and for greater support for families and children living in poverty. Following her speech, the hashtag, #IamMetiria began trending on Twitter. However, there was also a strong backlash against her, and three weeks after her speech, Turei resigned citing “unbearable” scrutiny on her family. In the wake of Turei’s resignation, a group of artists began sharing their experiences as beneficiaries and creating art to document the struggles of current and former beneficiaries in Aotearoa New Zealand. This resulted in the ‘We are Beneficiaries’ project, which began sharing these visual stories online via social media. Since its launch in August 2017, the ‘We are Beneficiaries’ project collected, illustrated, and posted over 240 stories on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and is still ongoing. In January 2018, the Alexander Turnbull Library, the archives and special collections for the National Library of New Zealand, began working with the ‘We are Beneficiaries’ project to collect the digital artwork, administrative materials from the project, and the social media accounts, in order to preserve these materials as part of the National Digital Heritage Archive (NDHA). Sam Orchard will give an overview of the origins of the project (content, motivations, technical aspects), and the connections between art and activism. He will also discuss using art to humanise and destigmatise marginalised voices, and the important role of community development practices and ethical storytelling in social media activism. Valerie Love will discuss the Turnbull Library’s work to archive and documentation from the We Are Beneficiaries project to ensure that that its digital artworks and social media presence would be preserved long term. She will address some of the issues that live at the intersection of archival practice and the expressions of community and culture on the web and social media, such as consent, privacy, and gaps in traditional collections.


Sam Orchard

National Library of New Zealand
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Valerie Love

Senior Digital Archivist, NLNZ

Wednesday November 20, 2019 1:30pm - 1:55pm NZDT
Rangimarie 1 - Breakout Room Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

2:00pm NZDT

Digitisation of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum archives
The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Archives are the largest and most complete record of the Khmer Rouge actions against the citizens of Cambodia during the reign of Pol Pot. This unique archival collection of materials held within the Archives of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (TSGM) are mostly paper-based with the main exceptions being the photograph and negative collections along with the microfilm reels, which are themselves a copied rendition of documents and photographs. The Archives is located in rooms where previously prisoners were held and there is evidence throughout the digitization room of its former prison state including cell numbers on walls. UNESCO and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) have provided funds to digitize the Museum’s archives. KOICA writes about the Archives   The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum archives constitute the most complete existing documentary picture of the Democratic Kampuchea prison system. The prison was a fundamental part of the regime under which around 2-3 million people lost their lives. In 2009, the archives of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum were recognized as world documentary heritage of international significance and were inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World International Register. The archives of the museum contain photographs of over 5000 prisoners as well as their “confessions”—many extracted under torture—and other biographical records of prisoners, prison guards and officials. The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Archives were inscribed into UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register in July 2009. Upon conclusion of digitization, the Archives will be accessible via the World Wide Web using Greenstone , open source digital library software developed at the University of Waikato (Hamilton, New Zealand) and endorsed by UNESCO. The challenge for this project was to create a digitization capture and post-processing solution that was both high quality yet straightforward and uncomplicated for an inexperienced team to learn. The digitization team has been trained by experts on the most critical imaging skills in order to achieve maximum quality and production results in a very short time. Besides the digital images the most important aspect of this project is training and capacity building, Brechin and DDD decided to train the Museum staff and digitization team not only on a specific part of the digitization process but on the whole process. Even though digitization projects may seem like a high-skilled factory process (protocols, quality control, standardization, etc.) it makes sense only if the different parts of the production is understood and mastered by the technicians who work on it. The project is a collaboration between the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a Cambodian library and museum service bureau; a Canadian imaging service bureau specializing in archival cultural heritage digitization and preservation consultant; an Argentinian digital library consultant; and an Australia based metadata expert with oversight and funding provided by UNESCO and KOICA This paper and presentation will describe the digitization process at the Museum, training of the staff, collection of descriptive, technical, and administrative metadata, and the creation of a database of images and metadata with a Greenstone web portal for the digitized Archives.

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Frederick Zarndt

Digital Divide Data
Frederick Zarndt has worked with historic and contemporary newspaper, journal, magazine, book, and records digitisation since computer speeds, software, technology, storage, and costs first made it practical. Frederick has experience in every aspect of digitisation projects including... Read More →

Wednesday November 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:25pm NZDT
Rangimarie 1 - Breakout Room Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

2:30pm NZDT

Wāhine Toa: Women in Defence - collaborating and curating online for Suffrage 125
Wāhine Toa: Women in Defence is the first collaborative, online exhibition of its kind produced by the New Zealand Defence Force's three service museums. The exhibition was curated for the Suffrage 125 national event programme and explores the journeys of women serving in the New Zealand Defence Force since gender integration in 1977. The online exhibition is currently available on the Air Force Museum of New Zealand website and features video interviews with New Zealand servicewomen and a variety of digitised archive material relating to recruitment in the Navy, Army and Air Force in New Zealand.

Due to resource constraints, the decision was made to use a digital platform in the form of an online exhibition on the Air Force Museum's website. The project team believe that this approach ultimately helped align the project more closely to the official Suffrage 125 commemoration aims of diversity and accessibility, as well as creating the perfect opportunity for collaboration between museums.

This paper reviews how the NZDF's three service museums collaborated together, including how they overcame the challenges of developing an online exhibition within the constrained Defence IT environment and physical distance from each other. The project team will share what they have learned from the exhibition development process, web analytics, the potential and possibilities of physical display, and securing the exhibition's online future.

To view the exhibition, please go to https://www.airforcemuseum.co.nz/whats-on/what-to-see/exhibitions/wahine-toa-women-in-defence/

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Elizabeth Mildon

Curator Heraldry, National Army Museum Te Mata Toa
Researcher for the online exhibition Wahine Toa: Women in Defence.
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Louisa Hormann

Archives Technician, Air Force Museum of New Zealand
Project Lead | Researcher for the online exhibition, Wāhine Toa: Women in Defence, a collaborative Suffrage 125 project by New Zealand's service museums. I am an emerging museum professional passionate about the collaborative potential of digital technologies in museums. Talk to... Read More →
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Maryke Benadé

Communications Assistant, Air Force Museum of New Zealand
Online Exhibition Designer | Video Editor of the collaborative online exhibition, Wāhine Toa: Women in Defence.I have a passion for sharing the stories of the Royal New Zealand Air Force through visual storytelling using digital media.

Wednesday November 20, 2019 2:30pm - 2:55pm NZDT
Rangimarie 1 - Breakout Room Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand