Museums Aotearoa: the voice of museums and galleries

Keep the Lights On

Museums and galleries matter and Keep the Lights On is our campaign to do just that.

Museums and galleries educate our children, inspiring a love for art, culture, science, history.

They play integral roles in our communities, and just make living in New Zealand better.

Across New Zealand, museums and galleries are struggling to survive. Costs are rising and funding sources are declining. If we want a future with museums and galleries we need to act now.

They are at risk.

You can help to keep the lights on for Museums and Galleries.




Museums Aotearoa welcomes FENZ levy exemption for museums and galleries

08 April 2024

Museums Aotearoa has welcomed the announcement from DIA that museums and galleries have an exemption from paying levies to Fire and Emergency on the insured value of their collections.

Campaign to save Aotearoa New Zealand’s museums and galleries launches

10 March 2024

Museums Aotearoa CEO Adele Fitzpatrick says she’s concerned that beloved institutions in the sector may not survive the decade, without sustainable, long-term funding.

New award for Len Lye research

28 February 2024

A new award, in honour of the Len Lye Foundation Director and artist Evan Webb (1952-2023), will continue Evan’s contribution to the research and restoration of the work of artist Len Lye.