Category Archives: Archives

The Methodist Church of New Zealand Archives has moved. Sort of.

The Administration Division of the Methodist Church has moved to its new office, Weteriana House, 50 Langdons Road, Papanui, Christchurch.  The Methodist Archives is part of the Administration Division.

While the Archivist and volunteer team have relocated to Langdons Road, the Archives Collection has not and this still remains in a storage facility.

For researchers to access documents, photographs, books or plans, from now on they will have to make a prior arrangement with the Archivist.

The Archivist will retrieve requested items from storage and transport them to 50 Langdons Road where they can be viewed.

Researchers will need to consult the catalogue on our website and let the Archivist know what they want to see.  At least 24 hours notice in advance is required and an appointment time needs to be made during office working hours as a meeting room will have to be booked.

http://www.methodist.org.nz/archives/archives_collection

This move to Langdons Road has meant that our opening hours are longer and more flexible than the previous half day per week, but records do need to be pre-ordered.

The future Archives Repository building has been approved by the Board of Administration of the Methodist Church and we have been advised that construction will start in 2017.  This is a purpose-built building and will be adjacent to Weteriana House at 50 Langdons Road.

For more information please contact:

Methodist Church of New Zealand Archives Christchurch
National repository for the archives of the Methodist Church of New Zealand

Contact:

Head Archivist, Methodist Church of New Zealand Archives
Weteriana House, 50 Langdons Road, Christchurch 8053
PO Box 931, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand

Telephone:        (03) 366 6049 ext 831

Email:                 archives@methodist.org.nz

Web:                   http://www.methodist.org.nz/archives

Hours:                By appointment with the Archivist.  Closed weekends, public holidays, Christmas—New Year and Easter Tuesday.

Availability:       Please telephone or email the Archivist before visiting to make an appointment and arrange for records to be retrieved from storage.

Charges:             No charge for access during office working hours, but charges for purchasing copies or for the Archives staff undertaking research on your behalf.

  • Transcript of entry in baptism register: $10.00
  • Written enquiries requiring research on behalf: $25.00 per half hour.

For more details of charges, please see our website http://www.methodist.org.nz/archives

PS – unfortunately while the Archivist is away, there is no service.  I will be away from 16 December – 16 January 2017.

Season’s Greetings to you all.

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Memory of the World NZ register welcomes four new inscriptions

 

The UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand Trust is delighted to announce four new inscriptions to the New Zealand documentary heritage register.

The successful inscriptions are:

  • The Sir John Logan Campbell Papers (the Sir John Logan Campbell Residuary Estate and Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum)
  • The Katherine Mansfield Literary and Personal Papers (Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington)
  • Waipu Scottish Migration Collection (Waipu Museum)
  • Lance Eric Richdale Papers (1912-1980) (Hocken Collections, Dunedin.)

Memory of the World NZ Chair Dianne Macaskill announced the new inscriptions at a function at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision in Wellington today.

You can view more information about the inscriptions and the register on the Memory of the World New Zealand’s website.

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Christchurch Anglican Diocesan Archives opening February 2017

Image from Archives New Zealand

Christchurch Anglican Cathedral, Archives New Zealand

The Christchurch Anglican Diocesan Archives will re-open on Wednesday 15th February, 2017.

Times of opening each Wednesday will be 1.00pm-4.30pm.

Access will be by appointment only.

Please email the archivist at least 10 days prior to your planned visit to make sure the material you require is available, and that there is adequate seating and parking to accommodate you.

A reply will be sent indicating whether there is space on any day, and offering an alternative day if necessary, as well as information about location. If you just turn up there is no guarantee that you will be able to undertake research.

Saturday Trial

If you are unable to visit on a Wednesday, the archives will be open during the summer on the following Saturdays from 10.00am-2.30pm.

  • Saturday February 25
  • Saturday March 25
  • Saturday April 29

A space to eat lunch is available.

Booking for Saturday seats must also be made at least 10 days in advance.

Contact: archivesdiochch@anglicanlife.org.nz  or phone 03-365-9444

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Canterbury Disaster Salvage Team – newsletter, April 2016

Canterbury Disaster Salvage Team - logo 4.35am, Saturday 4 September 2010. It’s dark, the room and its contents are shaking. As the ground below starts to settle, rumbling begins in the distance followed by another jolt that sends the heartbeat racing. Looking back, we  can see that this earthquake was the beginning of a journey that the museum sector in Canterbury never expected  to encounter, one full of trials and tribulations as well as hope and camaraderie. In the aftermath of the February  2011 earthquake, the Air Force Museum of New Zealand found themselves in a position to be able to help those  institutions who had nowhere else to go.

Read more (PDF) :  The Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre – a brief history of a temporary storage facility during the Christchurch quakes / Moya Sherriff

 

 

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Notice: New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials Annual Conference

The NZCCM will be holding its annual conference in Christchurch. The NZCCM is an association of professional conservators of cultural property employed in public museums, art galleries, libraries and in private practice. Our professional body has regional centres in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

The title of this year’s conference is “Mending the Threads – Conservation’s Contribution to Cultural Revival’ offering an array of international and local speakers to talk on the subject of conservation’s relationship with indigenous nations. The conference is taking place at the Air Force Museum in Christchurch. Wednesday 28th October will be a full day of topics on this subject. The conference dinner will take place on the Wednesday evening in central Christchurch. Thursday 29th focuses on disaster preparedness and other general topics, followed by the AGM with a post reception drinks session again in central Christchurch that evening. There are also options for a tour and a workshop on Friday 30th.

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Just launched: IFLA Risk Register for documentary heritage

Holland House Library, 1940

IFLA has created a Risk Register for documentary heritage in order to raise awareness for the preservation, conservation, and safeguarding of documentary heritage (in any format) world-wide. We aim to gather data on documentary heritage collections in order to be able to respond adequately if confronted with natural or man-made disasters.

The Risk Register enables IFLA to provide contact and geo-spatial information to UNESCO and the organisational partners of the International Committee of the Blue Shield acting in case of disaster. This increases the survival of unique documentary heritage and its safeguarding to help rebuild communities in the post-disaster recovery period and beyond.

Who is the Risk Register for?

The Risk Register is for everyone who is an owner/custodian of a documentary heritage collection. In most case these are libraries/archives (national, research, public etc.), but in some cases documentary heritage is in private hands. We encourage registrations to the Risk Register from all holders (public and private) in order for IFLA to respond in the most complete manner.

Why register your collection?

We recommend registrations to the Risk Register from all countries/regions world-wide in order to raise awareness for risk mitigation and training, adequate preservation and conservation of collections, and if disaster strikes, to react to this.

Should a natural or man-made disaster occur, IFLA will work with the nominated contacts for each collection and international agencies to provide assistance on the preservation and conservation of collections.

Who can access the data?

The data registered with the IFLA Risk Register is maintained on secure systems and will only be accessible by authorised IFLA staff. It is collected to react to disaster and safeguard documentary heritage when needed.

Register a collection

To register your collection, an online nomination form must be submitted.  Please see full details on how to register your documentary heritage collection and complete the web form.

For questions, please contact: cultural.heritage@ifla.org.

Please also see the webversion.

Julia Brungs
Policy and Projects Officer
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague
Netherlands
Phone: 0031703140884
Email: Julia.brungs@ifla.org

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Foundation of Geological Time

Celebrating William Smith’s famous geological map, ‘A delineation of the strata of England and Wales’

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the creation of Smith’s iconic work, and the recent ‘rediscovery’ of the University of Canterbury’s original copy donated by Robert Speight, the Macmillan Brown Library and the Geological Sciences Department warmly invite you to attend an open day exhibition and public lecture on Monday 20 July 2015.

Open day exhibition – This exhibition will feature the University of Canterbury’s incarnation of Smith’s map, significant related geological works from the university’s Rare Books Collection, geological samples, equipment and images. The exhibition will highlight the history of our map, it’s relation to Canterbury and the significance of the map to the development of geological sciences and geological mapping, past and present, at UC.

Public Lecture – Presented by Emeritus Professor Patrick De Deckker (Australian National University). Patrick recently attended the 200th anniversary celebrations for the Smith map in England and is a Honorary Fellow of the Geological Society of London. In 2007, he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for ‘service to science through research and teaching’. His more than 200 publications give clear evidence of his interest in a broad range of topics with special emphasis on geological records of climate and environmental change, and the history of science. The UC map will be displayed in the foyer before and after the public lecture.

Smiths Maps

Event: Open day exhibition
Day: Monday 20 July 2015
Time: 10:30am – 4pm
Venue: Undercroft 101 (view map)
RSVP: No RSVP required

Event: Public Lecture
Day: Monday 20 July 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: A1, North Arts Lecture Theatre (view map)
RSVP: RSVP by Wednesday 15 July by replying to events@canterbury.ac.nz

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Hands on Labelling Workshop – Saturday, 11 April

We still have 6 spaces left…workshop

The Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre in partnership with National Service Te Paerangi present:

Hands on Labelling Workshop

Lead by two of New Zealand’s top Paper and Object Conservators Lynn Campbell and Emily Fryer

Labelling museum objects with their accession number is really important to do correctly and safely; it links donor, catalogue and historical information to the object and helps track the location of objects in the museum.

There are many ways of labelling museum objects, come along and learn all of them today!

When: Saturday 11 April 2015, 9am – 5.30pm

Where: Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre

Only 20 spaces available; contact Moya to reserve your place today.

Email: recovery@airforcemuseum.co.nz
phone: 03 343 9522

Labelling kits and equipment provided.

Coffee/tea available. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or make purchases at Tuck Shop Café within the Air Force Museum.

On arrival please go to the Air Force Museum main entrance desk and ask for Moya.

Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre
Air Force Museum
45 Harvard Ave
Wigram
Christchurch 8140
Direct Dial: 03 343 9522

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Christmas & New Year hours : 2014

Methodist Archives
The Methodist Church of New Zealand Archives is closed to researchers over
Christmas-New Year from Wednesday 10 December 2014, reopening on Wednesday 14
January 2015.

For more information please contact:

Jo Smith
Archivist
Methodist Church of New Zealand Archives

Office: 1 Maydell Street, Ilam, Christchurch 8041, NZ
Phone: 03 3666 049 ext 831
Postal: PO Box 931, Christchurch 8040, NZ
Archives storage facility: Unit 7, 515 Wairakei Road, Christchurch
Phone: 3596 865
Email: archives@methodist.org.nz

Archives Reading Room at Unit 7, 515 Wairakei Road is open Wednesday afternoons
1-4 pm.
Space is available for 2 people only at a time, so please contact the Archivist
to book a seat before visiting.

Archives New Zealand Christchurch Office
The public reading room at 90 Peterborough Street closes for the Christmas break at noon Wednesday  24 December and opens again 9.30am Monday 5 January.

Please note that for 2015 the public reading room hours are 9.30 am to 1.00 pm, Monday to Friday. This is a reduction from the current hours.

For more information please contact:
Chris Adam | Regional Archivist
Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kawanatanga
Christchurch Regional Office
90 Peterborough Street, Christchurch 8013 | PO Box 642, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand

Christchurch City Council Archives
The Christchurch City Council archives will be closed from 18 December 2014 – 30 January 2015.
Please email any requests to view the archives to archives@ccc.govt.nz

Macmillan Brown Library
Closes on  Friday 19th December and reopens on Monday 5 January.
We will also be closed for a library function from 1 pm Friday 12 December.

 The Anglican Archives continue to be closed until further notice.
Christ’s College Archives will close on Thursday 18th December and re-open
on Tuesday 13th January.

Jane Teal, Archivist
Christ’s College
Private Bag 4900
Christchurch 8140
The Christ’s College Archives are open each Tuesday and Thursday, 8.30am-5.00pm

Sumner Redcliffs Historical Society
Last day Friday 9th December, noon on 12 December. Open at 9.a.m., Friday 16 January 2015.

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Saluting the Sacrifice

stmarks1The Parish of Opawa- St Martins is pleased to be able to host ” Saluting the Sacrifice” in which four speakers will talk on aspects of the First World War.

Sarah Murray ( Curator of Human History at the Canterbury Museum) will speak on “Remnants of War; legacies of World War One through the Collections of the Canterbury Museum”, Simon Moody ( Research Office at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand) will speak on “New Zealanders and the War in the Air 1914-18”, Warren Lidstone’s ( Head of History, Christ’s College) talk is entitled “Then and Now” Jane Teal ( Archivist Christ’s College) will speak about Anglican Chaplains.

Where: St Mark’s Hall Opawa Rd, entrance from Vincent Place

When: Thursday 2nd October 2014 7.00pm-9.15pm

Cost: Gold coin koha

Please email the parish office opawastmartins@clear.net.nz if you plan to attend, for catering purposes.

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