Akaroa Museum Advisory Committee

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

An ordinary meeting of the Akaroa Museum Advisory Committee will be held on:

 

Date:                                     Monday 27 June 2016

Time:                                    2.30pm

Venue:                                  Akaroa Sports Complex, Akaroa Recreation Ground,
28 Rue Jolie, Akaroa

 

 

Membership

Members

Pam Richardson - Chairman (Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board ex-officio member)

Janis Haley - Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board Representative

David Miller - Friends of the Museum (FOAM)

Kate Clare - Friends of the Museum (FOAM)

Meri Robinson - Onūku Rūnanga

Lyndon Graham - Community Representative

 

 

 

20 June 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Liz Carter

Community Board Advisor

941 5682

liz.carter@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

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Akaroa Museum Advisory Committee

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Part A         Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

C       1.       Apologies....................................................................................................... 4

B       2.       Declarations of Interest................................................................................ 4

B       3.       Deputations by Appointment...................................................................... 4  

C       4.       Akaroa Museum Advisory Committee Meeting - 21 March 2016.... 5

C       5.       Akaroa Museum Director's Update.................................................... 9

C       6.       Friends of Akaroa Museum (FOAM) - President's Update.............. 19

B       7.       Committee Member’s Exchange of Information....................................... 21 

 

 


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1.    Apologies

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

2.    Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as an elected representative and any private or other external interest they might have.

3.    Deputations by Appointment

There were no deputations by appointment at the time the agenda was prepared. 

  

   


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4.       Akaroa Museum Advisory Committee Meeting - 21 March 2016

Reference:

16/684472

Contact:

Liz Carter

Liz.carter@ccc.govt.nz

941-5682

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1      The purpose of this report is to submit the outcomes of the Akaroa Museum Advisory Committee meeting held on Monday 21 March 2016.  The minutes are attached.  The Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board received the minutes of this meeting at its 13 April 2016 meeting.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Akaroa Museum Advisory Committee receive the minutes of its meeting held on Monday 21 March 2016.

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Akaroa Museum Advisory Committee Minutes

6

 

 

Signatories

Author

Liz Carter

Community Board Advisor

Approved By

Liz Carter

Community Board Advisor

  


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5.       Akaroa Museum Director's Update

Reference:

16/670804

Contact:

Liz Carter

Liz.carter@ccc.govt.nz

941-5682

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1      This report is to update the Committee on the Activities and Events of the Akaroa Museum.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Akaroa Museum Advisory Committee receive the information in the Akaroa Museum Director’s update.

 

 

3.   Visitors

3.1      To mid-June visitor numbers are at a level comparable to last year and look likely to exceed 24,000.  A feature of annual visitor figures is the high proportion of cruise ship visitors – during this past year over 6,300, or 25% of all visitors to the Museum.

4.   Exhibitions

4.1      New Exhibition

            Painted and Carved: the art of John Henry Menzies opened on 15 April 2016.  The opening was attended by about 80 guests and included many Menzies descendants.  As the first of the Museum’s new exhibitions to be installed, Painted and Carved will remain on display for a full year, until April 2017.

4.2      New Gallery – Arrivals

            Work is underway on the installation of the second of the new galleries, which will be called Arrivals and will cover Akaroa’s history up to 1850.  New exhibition lighting has been installed and carpet laid.  Object mounts have been made, platforms installed and interpretive text is being finalised.  Exhibition installers return in August to fit display cases and mount objects within.

5.   Collections

5.1      Loans in

            A number of objects with Banks Peninsula provenance are being borrowed from Canterbury Museum for display in the Arrivals gallery, some of them collected by Louis Vangioni and now part of the Canterbury Museum collection.  These objects and taonga are gradually arriving at Akaroa Museum.

5.2      Heritage buildings cleared

            The customs house, court house and Langlois-Eteveneaux house have been cleared of collections and fittings in readiness for earthquake repair, strengthening and maintenance.  This has provided Museum staff with an opportunity to inspect, clean and check documentation for the objects which had furnished these building.

6.   Facilities

6.1      Heritage buildings under repair

            All three of the Museum’s heritage buildings are now undergoing earthquake repair and strengthening.  As recently reported in the Akaroa Mail, during the process of removing 1960s layers from the interior of the cottage, older building fabric has been revealed for the first time in more than 50 years.  Decisions about conservation, repair or replacement of this fabric will be informed by further investigative work, and will inevitably alter the way the Museum uses and interprets the building in the future.

6.2      Building repair and strengthening

            The construction of a screening/security fence around the external HVAC plant on the court house grounds is awaiting approval of an archaeological authority before it can proceed.

7.   Other

7.1      Role and function of the Akaroa Museum Advisory Committee

            An updated version of the paper presented at the November 2015 meeting of the Committee on its role is attached for member’s consideration and discussion.

7.2      Annual Plan request

            A request for $250,000, representing the shortfall in funds required to refit exhibitions at the Museum and fully open again to the public, was made through the annual plan process.  Both the Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board and the Friends of Akaroa Museum (FOAM) submitted on this matter, attending the public hearings on Saturday 14 May.

7.3      Fundraising – Picking for Posterity

            In April, French Peak Wines offered to contribute to the Museum’s exhibition re-fit project by donating $50 per volunteer picker during the period of their grape harvest.  The Picking for Posterity effort raised $1,650 for the project.

7.4      Community Historian Award

            Daniel Smith, the Museum’s collection manager, has been awarded the Canterbury History Foundation’s Community Historian award for 2016.  Dan will be taking two months leave during this winter to research and write on his topic – the art of John Henry Menzies – with the eventual aim of publishing the results.  The award is a great personal achievement for Dan and reflects well on the Museum.

8.   Events and Collaborations

8.1      Ngai Tahu collaboration

            Museum staff are working with Te Rünanga o Ngäi Tahu and the Onuku Rünanga’s cultural committee to develop the interpretive texts (including object labels, wall panels and interactive components) for the new Arrivals gallery.

8.2      Frank Worsley, Akaroa’s Inspiring Explorer

            In a collaboration with the Antarctic Heritage Trust, the director will be one of three speakers at an event celebrating the life and influence of Frank Worsley.  Main speaker for the evening will be Tom McTavish, a young explorer who last year retraced Worsley, Shackleton and Crean’s trek across the mountains of South Georgia.

8.3      Upcoming events

            FOAM 50th and Poetry Night           Saturday 25 June     7pm                The Gaiety supper room

            Frank Worsley, Akaroa’s Inspiring Explorer (In conjunction with the Antarctic Heritage Trust)

                                                                         Thursday 30 June    6pm                The Gaiety   

 

           

 

Attachments

No.

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Page

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Role of the Committee Discussion Paper

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Signatories

Author

Liz Carter

Community Board Advisor

Approved By

Liz Carter

Community Board Advisor

  


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6.       Friends of Akaroa Museum (FOAM) - President's Update

Reference:

16/671866

Contact:

Liz Carter

Liz.carter@ccc.govt.nz

941-5682

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1      This report is to update the Committee on the activities and events of the Friends of the Akaroa Museum.

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Akaroa Museum Advisory Committee:

1.        Receive the information in the Friends of Akaroa Museum President’s update.

 

 

3.   50TH Anniversary of the Friends

3.1      This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Friends of Akaroa Museum, formed in June 1966 as the Langlois-Eteveneaux House and Museum Association, with the primary objective of supporting the Museum through financial assistance, voluntary help, and the building up of a collection.  The organisation later changed its name, but it has had a continuous existence for five decades and is a major stakeholder in the Akaroa Museum.  The Friends operated the museum for the first 20 years of its existence, built up the collection and added to the facilities before handing ownership and management to the Akaroa County Council in 1986.

3.2      Since then, FOAM has continued to be a strong advocate for the Museum, raises funds to support Museum projects and generally provide the local support that every community Museum needs to thrive.  For celebrating our 50th, see below:

            3.2.1     Event - A night of Peninsula poetry - Saturday 25th June 2016

        For more than 150 years, Banks Peninsula people and places have inspired poets to put their pens to paper.  We have selected some of the best and invite you to join us for a night of poetry readings at The Gaiety.  A team of talented individuals will present our poetry programme for the entertainment and edification of those attending.

 

             This event is our 50th birthday celebration - there will be birthday cake with our supper.  The evening starts at 7.00pm in The Gaiety supper room. Tickets are on sale at time of writing.

 

4.   Paving Stones Project

  4.1      The Paving Stones project has started well and, at time of writing over 40 stones have been ordered – from as far away as France and Australia - and engraving of the first tranche of stones will commence shortly.  To date, the project has raised over $8,000 for the museum’s rejuvenation. In the coming months we hope the first stones will be laid and subsequent orders will continue to flood in!

 

5.   Oral History Project – Abstracters Needed

  5.1      Since it began in 2005 (originally as a collaboration of FOAM and the Banks Peninsula RSA), the Oral History Project has achieved a spoken record of 40 Peninsula people.  Of course, there are many more we need to acquire, but as epidemiologists are wont to say, we have a “rate-limiting step”, which is we need more people to be abstracters of the recorded interviews.

 

             The work of an abstracter is to listen to the recorded interviews and type in the times and contents of key discussion points.  They actually create the written index of the recorded interviews.  We have written to the Akaroa Mail asking for abstracters to come forward.

 

6.   FOAM Advocacy

  6.1      The FOAM committee contributed a written and verbal submission to the Christchurch City Council’s Annual Planning process in April.  In particular, we urged the Council to find the $250,000 needed to ensure the full refurbishment of the Museum, and also asked for attention to be given to the optimal management structure for the Akaroa Museum at city council level.  As always, the submission was received in a positive atmosphere and we look forward to a positive outcome.

 

As always, we remain extremely grateful to Lynda Wallace, Museum Director and her team for their outstanding work and example in keeping our Museum active and so relevant to our community.  We remain hopeful that our efforts at fundraising will be supplemented by the finding of funds to complete the Museum rejuvenation this year.

 

 

Dr. David Miller

President, FOAM.

 

 

Attachments

There are no attachments to this report.

 

Signatories

Author

Liz Carter

Community Board Advisor

Approved By

Liz Carter

Community Board Advisor

   


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7.    Committee Member’s Exchange of Information

 

This item provides an opportunity for Committee Members to update each other on recent events and/or issues of relevance and interest to the Committee.