Museums and Human Rights conferences


FIHRM 2015 - Access is a Human Right - Papers online now

22-24 September 2015
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā maunga, e ngā awaawa
E ngā pātaka o ngā taonga tuku iho, tēnā koutou

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, in association with Victoria University’s Museum and Heritage Studies programme, was very pleased to host FIHRM 2015. With a theme of ‘Access is a Human Right’, the organisers were keen to ensure that the conference provided opportunities to explore and debate museums’ responsibilities regarding all aspects of access – intellectual, physical, emotional, cultural and spiritual. The timing of the conference coincided with the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, and so it was fitting that the conference also explored aspects of partnership, indigenous rights and self-determination within the museum context. The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa has long been acknowledged for its bicultural stance; a model it believes should be adopted in more museums around the world.

You can now read some of the papers from the conference online here.


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