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Museums Aotearoa ~ Te Tari o Nga Whare Taonga o te Motu is New Zealand's independent peak professional organisation for museums and those who work in, or have an interest in, museums. Members include museums, public art galleries, historical societies, science centres,people who work within these institutions, and individuals connected or associated with arts, culture and heritage in New Zealand.
New Zealand museums and galleries care for more than 12 million items relating to our history and contribute to our national identity. Generating in excess of 1000 public exhibitions and publications and attracting over 11 million visits each year, museums and galleries are currently ranked as the top attraction for New Zealand's overseas visitors.
New Zealand museums are actively focused on enriching their communities by enhancing the quality of their facilities, collections, programmes, products and services. Museums and galleries play a pivotal role in the national heritage, education, leisure, and tourism sectors, and they demonstrate and profile New Zealand's innovation and leadership internationally.
Ko te wawata: our vision is for Aotearoa New Zealand to have thriving and sustainable museums.
Ko te wero: Museums Aotearoa achieves this by advocating on behalf of members and the sector, supporting development and growth of those who work in and lead the sector, and extending manaakitanga toward our members.