July 14, 2016
Archive admits Maori outreach lacking
Nga Taonga Sound & Vision says it wants to engage more with iwi and Maori as part of a new strategic plan to connect more New Zealanders with its collections.
Nga Taonga was created in 2012 through the merger of New Zealand’s radio, television and film archives into one national organisation.
Chair Jane Kominik says its collections span Aotearoa’s history of recorded sound and moving images, with more than 750,000 titles bridging three centuries.
The plan launched this week includes an acknowledgement it is not engaging with Maori audiences, and it has eight expired memoranda of understanding with iwi.
It promises a commitment to genuine and effective partnership with iwi and MaAori, as a trusted partner in caring for their audiovisual taonga.
It intends to create a Maori external reference group, develop on site and off site iwi screening programmes, and develop policies for iwi ownership of iwi material.
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