About the Committee
The Te Pū Tiaki Mana Taonga Committe are:
Tara Fagan, Chair Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Kate Devenny Aratoi Museum
Bex Cox Mercury Bay Museum
Laura Jones Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
The Association aims to connect education professionals in museums, galleries, environmental and other groups in the community learning space and provide support, advice, professional learning, and dialogue across the sector. It works to:
• advance the profile and work of educators in the community
• lift professional capability in the sector through ongoing professional development,
networking events and conversations
• develop and maintain a set of professional standards to encourage quality
• ensure a high level of professional practice across our member organisation
Tu Pū Tiaki Mana Taonga aims to be free and not charge membership fees to ensure equitable access for all in the culture and heritage sector.
TE PŪ TIAKI MANA TAONGA
gifted by Les Hoerara
with input from Haley Stewart, Sam Hēnare and Martin Langdon
Pū - is the source of something or where something began
Tiaki - is to cherish and look after as in and with the use of ‘kaiTIAKItanga’
Mana Taonga - collectively covers all of our taonga, including all of the people who work there.
Pū Tiaki - where does the source of looking after something come from? It comes from people who care.
Te Pū Tiaki Mana Taonga - the group who is invested in looking after and cherishing ALL taonga under the education in the community brand.
Designed by Martin Langdon and Les Hoerara
"The big feather are all of Te Pū Tiaki Mana taonga people and group, and the audiences and people we serve as the other floating feather."