Use our online calculator to work out the fees and tell us how much to invoice your institution for.
Individual members can renew their membership via this form.
Membership to MA is evidence of adherence to professional standards and ethics, as well as a commitment to cultural principles.
Members must abide by Museums Aotearoa’s Code of Ethics and other policies. All memberships are subject to the approval of Museums Aotearoa’s Board.
A new way of paying membership fees to MA will be in place for 2024.
From January we will tie membership fees (for institutional members) to the number of people working in your organisation at $230+GST per person but with generous volume discounts.
Use our online calculator to work out the fees and tell us how much to invoice you for.
There is now only one class of individual membership with voting rights at $385.
MA supports networks within our sector who share common interest areas or professional development activities. Although these groups are independant of MA, these network forums are supported in Mīharo, providing discussions, resources and events. To join the Mīharo discussions you or your organisation must be a member of Museums Aotearoa.
Emerging Museum Professionals NZ (EMPNZ): is a forum for young and/or emerging professionals working in New Zealand museums and galleries. The group is based on a principle of peer support and collegiality with a view towards career development and professional growth within the sector. It is led by a central committee of representatives from around New Zealand.
Kāhui Kaitiaki: he oranga taonga he oranga tangata is a network of Māori staff working in museums and art galleries, archives and libraries. The group’s long-term goals include professional development and innovative practice, succession planning to increase Māori in museum leadership and governance roles and support for upward mobility of kaimahi across the sector.
Directors of Small Museums (DSM): Leading a small museum or gallery has a unique set of challenges. Many directors are isolated, without peers or support in the community. While we strive for professional standards we are always under-resourced and find ourselves working in every area of the museum. This network is designed to connect leaders of smaller museums to discuss issues pertinent to the particular challenges of their work.
Te Pū Tiaki Mana Taonga: connects education professionals in museums and galleries across Aotearoa. This Association is designed to provide support, advice, professional learning and dialogue for all educators working in museums, galleries, zoos, aquariums and other groups in the community learning spaces.
Rainbow Museums is the national network of LGBTQI+ people and allies in the galleries, libraries, archives and museum (GLAM) sector of Aotearoa. They share resources and information to support the advancement of rainbow inclusion within both workplaces and museum practice.
The TENNZ group is made up of museums and galleries that actively generate and receive touring exhibitions. The network has representatives from metropolitan and regional institutions covering a wide range of multidisciplinary exhibition concepts and projects. They also share information and opportunities about international touring exhibitions. New website coming soon.