Category Archives: Resources

Seminar : Disaster management, draft programme


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by | April 18, 2017 · 11:05 am

Guide – salvaging collections, a guide

Part 1 of a best practice guide in the event of a disaster for salvaging your collections.

This is a work in progress so if anyone has any further suggestions let me know.

Part 2 (March 2017).

Lynn Campbell

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Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre premiere

This short film is a celebration of the Recovery Centre and its achievements. It tells the stories of the many cultural and heritage groups affected by the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010/2011 and their road to recovery.


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by | May 12, 2016 · 9:45 am

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:

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
Phone: 0031703140884

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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.

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
Christchurch 8140
Direct Dial: 03 343 9522

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Find New Zealand artists

findnzartistsA new online resource is now available to help you find information about New Zealand artists:-

Find New Zealand Artists combines the artists mentioned in twelve different places into one list. Some of these twelve places are already online in which case you will be steered towards them, some are seriously offline and you will be steered towards some old-fashioned library resources such as books and cabinets of artist files.

Find New Zealand Artists lists every artist with an artist file at these libraries:
*       Auckland Art Gallery
*       Christchurch Art Gallery
*       Hocken Collections
*       Te Papa
*       Fine Arts Library, University of Auckland

every artist who exhibited with these societies:
*       Auckland Society of Arts 1873-1947 – we hope to add 1948 onwards soon
*       Canterbury Society of Arts 1881-1995
*       New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts 1882-1982
*       The Group 1927-1977
*       Rutland Group 1938-1958

and every artist mentioned in
*       ‘Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists’ by Una Platts
*       Te Ara: the Encyclopedia of New Zealand

So instead of having to look for an artist in each of these twelve places, Find New Zealand Artists works as an index to all of them at once.

On the site you will also find full details about this project, how it came about, who did the work, who supported it, how it’s organised and how it might be developed in the future.

Your feedback and suggestions are welcome. The full press release is available at

Catherine Hammond, Research Library Manager, E. H. McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki +64 (0) 9 307 7714.
Tim Jones, Robert and Barbara Stewart Library and Archives, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu +64 (0) 3 941 7394.

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An Introduction to Caring for Photographs 2014

AfmI’m happy to announce another workshop in February next year. I’ve managed to keep the cost the same as 2010, even though this time it will be up to two days, maybe only a day and a half. In the past I have felt too pressed for time and having two days available will make things less stressful for me and hopefully more relaxed for you. Sorry to those coming from out of town.

I have put all the information at the bottom of this e mail because I think the CANTAGE ListServ doesn’t like attachments. If you’d like to have it sent separately please let me know. The last page, the registration form, should fit nicely onto a single Word document page, although I’m happy to receive it back by e mail. I do ask for payment before your place is confirmed.

I haven’t limited numbers this time as I have a larger room in the Recovery Centre available, however if I get a tidal wave of responses I’ll look at dividing the group into two.

If anyone has any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me and I look forward meeting you all in February.

Matthew O’Sullivan
Keeper of Photographs

Caring for photographs 2014

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High Street Stories


High Street Stories is a website and free augmented reality app.

Developed by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust as part of the High Street Precinct project it contains stories, images, music and film.

The Canterbury earthquakes in 2010/2011 irrevocably damaged the High Street precinct, with Victorian and Edwardian streetscapes and lively laneways changed forever, and most of the heritage buildings demolished.

Audio stories on this site celebrate the life and times of this area, from early days as a bustling commercial centre through its decline in the 1970s and ’80s, and later regeneration into a boutique shopping and dining area.

But it’s not just about buildings and commerce – you’ll also meet some colourful characters who’ve inhabited High Street over the years.

There are over 90 stories, histories and anecdotes of life in the precinct from architectural heritage through to sordid stories of the red light district.

Android app  search High Street Stories on Google Play.

Image: Detail from Christchurch, Canterbury: compiled from data supplied to City Council and District Drainage Board; T.S. Lambert, delt. ([Christchurch]: Fredk. Strouts, 1877). MapColl ATL 834.4492a/1877/Acc.3158.

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Church Papers Online/Nga Pepa Hahia Ipurangi

Church Magazine coverTwo early Christchurch Church papers are now  available on-line.
The two papers are the Church Quarterly Paper 1861-1866 and the Church Magazine 1876-1878.

Neither are complete, but all that was available in the Diocesan Archives have been digitized. If anyone has copies that could be used to fill in the gaps please contact the archivist

Jane Teal
Christ’s College

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Workshop, 7th November – sign up now!

Workshop Nov 7

This workshop will be an interesting opportunity to see the progress that is being made in Christchurch after the quakes. The site managers will talk about their experiences over the last couple of years.

If you are interested in signing up contact Julie:


  • 8.45 am Meet for Registration by coach. CPIT Madras Street.
  • 9 am Introductions on coach
  • 9.00 -10.0 Talk and Drive by tour and venues including:
    • Provincial Chambers
    • Cardboard Cathedral
    • Christchurch Cathedral
    • Armagh Street
    • Theatre Royal
    • Catholic Cathedral
  • 10 – 11.00 Drive and tour of reconstruction and repair of Riccarton House
    • Lecture on coach – N Cadenhead CERA (to be confirmed)
  • 11.00 – 11.30 Coffee at Taste Marquee by Riccarton House
  • 11.30 – 12.0 Travel to RNZAF Museum
    • Lecture on coach – Seismic restraints L Campbell
  • 12.00 – 1.00 Tour of the Cultural Collections Recovery Centre at Wigram. Therese Angelo or representative
  • 1.00 – 2.00 Lunch at Wigram
  • 2.00 – 3.00 Power point on research on earthquake preparedness at the Getty – Lynn Campbell
  • 2.00 – 2.30 Travel to Pages Road
    • Lecture on coach – to be advised.
  • 1.30 – 2.30 Pages Road CCC Sculpture/ Object Storage Centre – Maria Adamski from CCC
  • 2.30 – 3.00 Travel to the Arts Centre. Discussion and questions on bus.
  • 3.00 – 3.30 Afternoon Tea
  • 3.30 – 4.30 Arts Centre  André Lovatt / Liz Hodgeson or representative
  • 4.30 – 5.00 Return to CPIT assessment forms and questions. Disembark

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