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Diploma course for museum professionals completed in Sydney

Posted on: April 8, 2017 by Alexander Herman

Well done to all the students on our Diploma in Law and Collections Management course (DipLCM) that finished last week in Sydney. We were happy to see that participants hailed from a variety of institutions throughout both Australia and New Zealand. A very good dynamic within the group; and we probably learned as much from the class […]

Five Motunui Panels at last returned to NZ tribe

Posted on: September 8, 2015 by Alexander Herman

Following up on a post from last year, the five Motunui panels that had been illegally exported from New Zealand back in the 1970s have finally made the journey back to the tribal lands from which they came. The panels have been with the people of the Te Atiawa since March 2015, having been earlier kept at the Te Papa […]

Study Forum in London on 27 June

Posted on: May 12, 2015 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

There will be an IAL Study Forum on Saturday 27 June 2015 from 9.30 am until 5.00 pm at Notre Dame University, 1 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HX. The event will have an international theme with topics to include: new developments in the Gurlitt affair, fair use under US copyright law, protection of indigenous cultural heritage in […]

Earthquakes and archaeology: the case of Christchurch, New Zealand

Posted on: February 16, 2015 by Rosemary Baird

On 4 September 2010 an earthquake of 7.1 magnitude struck the Canterbury region of New Zealand. It was followed by thousands of aftershocks, including one of 6.3 magnitude that struck the city of Christchurch on 22 February 2011. It caused widespread destruction of buildings and 185 deaths. A national state of emergency was declared. Today, almost four years later, […]

End of a 40-year saga: Motunui Panels returned

Posted on: July 8, 2014 by Alexander Herman

It has recently been announced that five panels carved by the Te Atiawa iwi in the late eighteenth-century have been returned from Switzerland to New Zealand by the wife and son of the late antiquities collector George Ortiz. The panels had been discovered buried in a swamp near Motunui in 1972 and were subsequently exported […]