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Collection Caretakers

28 October 2022 - 26 March 2023

Daily 10am to 5pm

Free entry

Deep in the heart of this building is our collection store. It is home to over 30,000 taonga, and their wellbeing is one of our core responsibilities.

We are in a battle against time, and understanding the needs of different materials is a detailed science. We aim to slow the damaging effects of time as much as possible, because conservation is always better than repair.

Our conservation understanding feeds into our processes and wider museum best practise.