The Objects of My Past

Our family recently relocated to New Plymouth from our little lifestyle block outside of Hawera. It has been a big change to go from a rural lifestyle to almost directly in the city, but it is one that we wanted to make and so far we are enjoying all the little differences. Of course, the … Continue reading The Objects of My Past

Wood Moisture Meters

One of the tools that conservators can use when evaluating the condition of wooden objects or structures is a moisture meter. Not all meters are created equally and they only provide what could be considered a semi-quantitative indication of the percent of moisture. Please talk with a conservator before using a meter as it may not provide the right answer for the problem. Read on to find out more...

International Museum Day 2019-Future of Tradition

On 18 May 2019, I was invited to be a panelist on a discussion related to the 'Future of Tradition' in museums at the Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki in honour of International Museum Day promoted by ICOM. The organiser, Cameron Curd, Kaitiaki Pukapuka-a-Rohe( District Archivist), and his team assembled a diverse roundtable of people … Continue reading International Museum Day 2019-Future of Tradition