• August 5, 2020

Wellington Branch AGM

Pacific Virtual Museum pilot project update and ARANZ Wellington Branch AGM

Date: Tuesday 18 August 2020, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Cost: Free event.

Location: Programme Rooms, Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon, Wellington

Contact details: aranz.wellingtonbranch@gmail.com

We are delighted to invite members and potential members to attend this year’s ARANZ Annual General Meeting. Following the AGM we have a talk from Tim Kong, Programme Manager of the Pacific Virtual Museum pilot project.

Digitised Pacific heritage website

Hear Tim Kong Programme Manager of the Pacific Virtual Music Pilot Project talk about the project. The Pacific Virtual Museum pilot will produce an online portal that provides an easy single access point to digitised Pacific heritage items around the world. This pilot is funded by the Australian government and implemented by Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa.

Pacific Virual Museum pilot project

Archives and Records Association of New Zealalnd Te Huinga Mahara

Archives and Records Association of New Zealalnd Te Huinga Mahara (ARANZ) is an incorporated society, with the aim of promoting the understanding and importance of records and archives in New Zealand.

ARANZ website

About the speaker

Tim was born in New Zealand, and is Fijian-Chinese on his father’s side, and NZ European on his mother’s side. His parents were missionaries in South East Asia, and so he spent the first 18 years of his life, living and attending school in Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. He completed a BA in Political Science at the University of Canterbury in the mid-90’s and then spent 5 years in the UK, before returning to live in Wellington in 2003. His partner Karen is from Northern Ireland, and they have 2 daughters 7 and 11.

His career has been varied, including a number of years as a freelance video roadie touring with bands out of the UK, a decade spent as a teacher and deputy principal in public education and 15 months in the Service Innovation Lab in New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs. This team was tasked with exploring ways to design and deliver better public services. His current role is the Programme Manager of the Pacific Virtual Museum pilot.