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Archives & Records

Association of New Zealand

Te Huinga Mahara

2024 Conference

The Australian Society of Archivists (ASA), Archives & Records Association of NZ Te Huinga Mahara (ARANZ) and the Pacific Regional Branch of the International Council of Archives (PARBICA) extend a warm invitation for you to join us in opening the archives: share your experiences and strategies for achieving this through access, engagement or other innovative avenues.

The conference aims to bring together a wide range of views on what ‘opening’ the archives means; how this has been, or might be, achieved, and when it should not. It is also a space to explore the challenges and opportunities posed by new technologies, increased accessibility, and the acknowledgement of historical and cultural sensibilities.

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About ARANZ

ARANZ is an incorporated society, established in 1976, with the aim of promoting the understanding and importance of records and archives in New Zealand. ARANZ is administered nationally by a Council of elected members. Branches are established in Auckland, Canterbury, Central Districts, Otago/Southland, Waikato/Bay of Plenty, and Wellington.

Archivists; record managers; librarians; and other information managers; genealogists; historians; teachers; museum and art gallery curators; religious groups; professional associations; historical societies; businesses; local and central government agencies; and many other interested in the preservation and use of archives and records.

2024 Conference

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Become an ARANZ Member

There are many advantages to membership and it is a key way of engaging with the information management profession and the issues before us.

Help to preserve New Zealand’s archives and records.
Keep you informed about current archives and recordkeeping concerns and initiatives.
Give your concerns a stronger voice through the Association’s submissions and reports.
Grant you access to an informal ARANZ library.

Enable you to meet people who share your interest in archives and recordkeeping who can assist with your information needs.
Enable you to attend branch meetings and seminars.
Entitle you to receive ARANZ publications.
Give you discounted registration for ARANZ annual conferences, that provide relevant programmes of high quality.