9:30am

Breakout session • 2.5 hours

Museums of the Future

Hosted by: Tauranga Museum Team and Workshop e

Bus for this field trip will depart from The Cargo Shed, 5 Dive Crescent


Go behind the scenes of Tauranga’s heritage collection, and explore innovation in museum experiences and design.

This is a very special opportunity to view the Tauranga Heritage Collection and learn about the latest thinking and innovations in museum experiences. Greg McManus (TCC Director of Arts, Culture and Heritage), will set the stage for an immersive experience which includes a ‘behind the scenes’ guided tour of the museum collections, where you’ll encounter some the museum’s intriguing and unique taonga (objects) and their stories.

You’ll also have the opportunity to share and explore innovative thinking in museum experiences with NZ’s premier exhibition design company Workshop e. As well as hearing about the latest in museum experiences, best practice and local opportunities, participants will be asked to share their expectations and aspirations for the role of a museum in their own cultural and social landscapes. Come prepared to share an encounter in a museum or gallery that has impressed, surprised, challenged or delighted you!