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Seminar : Disaster management, draft programme

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by | April 18, 2017 · 11:05 am

Seminar : Disaster management, June 2017

If you wish to register for this please contact Lyn Campbell.

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Advance notice : Workshop, Disaster Salvage

A workshop organised by the Canterbury Disaster Salvage Team will be taking place at Christchurch Art Gallery in mid June-ish on best practise in the event of a disaster (as identified by the hands on workshop we had last year).  It will be dealing with preventive issues, good storage, and display. We are hoping to get as many areas covered as possible.

Flyer to follow with finalised dates and other information in the near future.

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by | March 23, 2017 · 9:46 am

An Introduction to Caring for Victorian Photographs

An Introduction to Caring for Victorian Photographs

Thursday 19 – Friday 20 November 2015, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Canterbury Museum
Rolleston Avenue
Christchurch

$15 per person – to cover cost of materials
Bring your own lunch or buy at the Museum Cafe

Often the care of photographs is neglected due to a lack of knowledge about their proper care and storage. This seminar aims to address this by providing a basic overview of the most common photographic processes for nineteenth century images.

The seminar will be aimed at, but not limited to, small institutions with volunteer staff, or newcomers to the archival field, that have photographic collections as part of a wider archival collection. Some practical exercises will be included; specific conservation issues will not be covered.

Please think about any problems or issues you have, or might want to talk about and, if possible, bring along an example to look at. There’s no guarantee you will get definitive answers on the day but your hosts will try to find answers and get back to you.

Please contact Joanna Szczepanski if you have any further questions. joannas@canterburymuseum.com or 03 366 9429 ext 895

Run by Canterbury Museum and the Airforce Museum of New Zealand

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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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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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Waimakariri World War I Memorials field trip

Heritage New Zealand is excited to offer a tour visiting a number of World War I country memorials in the Waimakariri District, Canterbury. 2015 is the centenary of the ANZAC landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. So why not get a head start on Anzac Day this year by exploring how local communities in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Cust, Birch Hill Station, and Rangiora chose to remember their lost men?

Birch Hill Station Cemetery and Memorial

World War I memorials are found in virtually every township in New Zealand, usually in the main street. The design and details of the memorials were the result of much debate, thought, and emotion. Local war memorials provide clues to what the terrible events of the Great War meant to the people of New Zealand.

Tour members will learn how and why Waimakariri memorials were constructed. Kaiapoi War Memorial, produced by noted Christchurch sculptor William Trethewey in 1922, is one of New Zealand’s most important soldier figure memorials. The smaller memorials in Cust and Oxford are good examples of the more common obelisk memorial. We’ll also have a guided tour of St James Anglican Church. This church was built in 1865 to plans provided by Bury and Mountford and has a number of features commemorating World War I. Bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy at Birch Hill Station Cemetery. This beautiful spot has a rare memorial commemorating pioneer families of the district, as well as local men and horses sent to war. The cemetery is currently being put forward for listing by Heritage New Zealand. Robyn Burgess, Heritage Advisor for Registration will explain the process of registration for the site and describe the fascinating history behind the cemetery. On the drive home we’ll also briefly stop to examine the recently renewed Rangiora War Memorial cenotaph.

This tour is suitable for all ages. It will include horses, homemade Anzac biscuits, and actors reading letters and diaries from men at war. Children are very welcome and can take part in a scavenger hunt activity across the different sites.

 

Date: Saturday 11 April 2015 Tour stops are not under cover, so bring appropriate wet weather gear.

  • The trip will be cancelled if there are insufficient bookings or if there is heavy rain or an extreme weather event on Saturday 11 April. If the event is cancelled payment will be refunded and you will be informed prior to 11 April, or we will attempt to hold the event the following Saturday 18 April 2015.

Travel and Duration: The trip is from 8.30am – 2.45pm.

We will travel by bus together (see itinerary for details)

If you live out of Christchurch and wish to meet us at Kaiapoi please let us know on the booking sheet provided. However, we must all travel together on the bus to the memorial sites. It will be a busy day but we will try to keep to our itinerary.

What to Bring: Lunch to eat at Birch Hill Station Cemetery, picnic rug, sunblock, hat, good walking shoes, dress appropriately for the weather. Homemade Anzac biscuits will be provided for morning tea, but you’ll need to bring your own drinks.

Cost per member: $24 covering all bus transport, visits to sites and Anzac biscuits for Heritage New Zealand members.

$30pp for non-members.

$15pp for children under 18

Booking deadline (with payment)
Thursday 2 April 2015:

Numbers strictly limited so be in early to secure your seat.

Buy your tickets on Eventfinder

OR

Make cheques out to Heritage New Zealand

Post with payment to:

Heritage New Zealand WWI Memorials Field Trip

PO Box 4403

Christchurch 8140

Please RSVP with your name(s); daytime contact number, and email.

 

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Discover and Share your First World War Stories

Discover and Share your First World War Stories

Discover and Share your First World War Storiesring in your Great War treasures and meet with experts from across the country who can identify them.

Visit the new Canterbury Stories exhibition and discover more about Canterbury’s part in the First World War. Tell us your family story and it could be added to the exhibition.

On Sunday 12 October 2014, a free public event will be held at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, where members of the Canterbury community will be invited to bring along their personal stories and artefacts relating to the First World War. Staff from each of the supporting institutions will be on hand to document the material, as well as provide expertise in family history research and object identification and interpretation. People can discuss the possibility of lending their material for digitising or display with any of the participating organisations.

The stories and artefacts contributed by the public will be used to provide the content for the “Canterbury Stories” exhibition hosted by the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

The Canterbury 100 team are searching for personal stories, photographs, diaries and papers, and artefacts from people in Canterbury relating to the First World War, to present in this regional exhibition.

Canterbury 100 is a collaborative project, co–ordinated by the region’s major cultural and heritage institutions, telling the story and experiences of Canterbury people during the First World War.

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Christchurch Photo Hunt 2014

Photo-hunt-Poster[1]Making Connections: Experience our past – present – future

Cantabrians are being asked to dust off their family albums, dig out any boxes of old snaps, and do their bit to preserve the region’s heritage.

Christchurch City Libraries’ annual Photo Hunt – is an opportunity to discover photo treasures that will reconnect Cantabrians to cherish, celebrate and commemorate our past.

The categories are:

  • People – families, cultural and social events.
  • Places – buildings, suburbs and the city.
  • Two views in time – 2 photos of the same scene, place or person at different time periods. Images can be from any era, depicting any facet of Christchurch’s growth, development, social life or events in the city’s past and present.

As well as helping to boost important historical records, entrants are in line for some great prizes – one of two iPad minis or a Kobo ereader.

Enter at your local library.

Entries can be submitted at any Christchurch City library.

Bring your photograph(s) to your local library, and complete the entry form. Images will be carefully scanned and returned.

They will be viewable online at Kete Christchurch, our community repository.

Entries open Monday 29 September 2014 and close 5pm 31 October. Winners announced on 28 November 2014.

Enter online

Download the entry form as a Word Document, and email the completed form and your photograph(s) to librarydigitalcontent@ccc.govt.nz.

 

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Canterbury Stories Exhibition and Event

Canterbury Stories: Remembering the First World War

Canterbury 100 opening

The Wizard of New Zealand, and members of the McCaw and Westenra families to the Canterbury Stories exhibition at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

As part of the Canterbury 100 collaborative project, a special exhibition titled “Canterbury Stories: Remembering the First World War” opened at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand on 12 September 2014.

“Canterbury Stories” will provide a Canterbury-focused insight into the First World War through the personal stories of those who experienced it – not only the soldiers and nurses on the front line but also the men, women and children who remained at home. Several well-known local celebrities have contributed their own family war stories to the exhibition, and these will be joined over time by many more personal accounts contributed by the people of Canterbury. It is intended that this exhibition will be refreshed and added to throughout the course of the First World War Centenary and will be adapted to a more localised format for touring around communities throughout the region.

“Canterbury Stories” aims to connect Cantabrians with their First World War heritage by allowing them to share their family’s wartime experiences through stories, photographs and objects. At the conclusion of the Centenary commemorations, these stories will be archived to serve as a permanent memorial.

Discover and Share your First World War Stories

Discover and Share your First World War Stories

Discover and Share your First World War Stories

Bring in your Great War treasures and meet with experts from across the country who can identify them.

Visit the new Canterbury Stories exhibition and discover more about Canterbury’s part in the First World War. Tell us your family story and it could be added to the exhibition.

On Sunday 12 October 2014, a free public event will be held at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, where members of the Canterbury community will be invited to bring along their personal stories and artefacts relating to the First World War. Staff from each of the supporting institutions will be on hand to document the material, as well as provide expertise in family history research and object identification and interpretation. People can discuss the possibility of lending their material for digitising or display with any of the participating organisations.

The stories and artefacts contributed by the public will be used to provide the content for the “Canterbury Stories” exhibition hosted by the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

The Canterbury 100 team are searching for personal stories, photographs, diaries and papers, and artefacts from people in Canterbury relating to the First World War, to present in this regional exhibition.

Canterbury 100 is a collaborative project, co–ordinated by the region’s major cultural and heritage institutions, telling the story and experiences of Canterbury people during the First World War.

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