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Tiaki Taonga – the care, preservation, and protection of iwi taongā and heritage

The care, preservation and protection of Iwi taonga and heritage by agencies facilitating the care, preservation, protection and management, of taonga: whether held by Iwi, whānau and hapū or the Crown parties.

Caring for paper items

Caring for Photographs

Caring for your Audio visual and sound items

Caring for metal, glass, stone and wood

Caring for textiles and kākahu

Information about archaeological sites, marae conservation and iwi management plans

Guides and checklists you may find useful

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Caring for paper items

Artworks on paper

https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/learn/guides-caring-for-objects/how-care-for-paintings

https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/caring-for-your-collections/artworks-on-paper

These links will guide you in the caring for your works of art on paper, including watercolours, pencil sketches, etchings, and lithographs.

Books

https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/caring-for-your-collections/books

https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/how-care-for-paper-and-books

Careful handling and proper storage can extend the life of your books, whether they are family heirlooms or modern publications.

Family collections

https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/caring-for-your-collections/family-collections

Family collections often consist of precious but fragile items: letters, newspaper collections, certificates and scrapbooks. This guide gives advice on protecting these collections.

 

Caring for Photographs

https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/caring-for-your-collections/photographs

https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/learn/guides-caring-for-objects/how-care-for-photographs

These links provide information about handling, storing, and displaying your photographs safely to ensure they last as long as possible.

Caring for marae photographs

https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/caring-for-your-collections/marae-photographs

A guide to handling, storing, and displaying photographs around your marae.

Caring for digital images

https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/caring-for-your-collections/digital-images

Ka whara hoki ngā whakaahua hiko, pēnei anō ngā whakaahua pepa.

Digital photographic files are as vulnerable to damage as print photographs. Here are some tips for extending the life of your digital photographs.

 

Caring for your Audio visual and sound items

Audio visual archiving guidelines

http://www.ngataonga.org.nz/preservation/audiovisual-archiving-guidelines

Learn more about storing your film collection.

Digitisation of heritage audio collections

https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/caring-for-your-collections/heritage-audio-digitisation

Learn more about digitising your audio collections to make them more accessible and also to preserve them for the future. This link includes a checklist for planning a digitisation project.

Sound recordings

https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/caring-for-your-collections/sound-recordings

Sound recordings are easily damaged but by taking precautions you can extend their lifetime. Learn more about how you can preserve them.

Caring for metal, glass, stone and wood

Metal, glass and stone

https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/how-care-for-metal-glass-and-stone

Learn how to preserve metal, glass and stone objects.

Wooden objects

https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/learn/guides-caring-for-objects/how-care-for-wooden-objects-and-taonga-maori   Learn how to preserve wooden objects.

 

Caring for textiles and kākahu

https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/learn/guides-caring-for-objects/how-care-for-textiles-and-kakahu-maori-cloaks

Learn more about the practical steps you can take in the proper handling, storage, and display of taonga such as kākahu, whāriki, kete and piupiu.

 

Information about archaeological sites, marae conservation and iwi management plans

Wāhi Hurawhenua - Archaeological Sites and Processes  

http://www.heritage.org.nz/protecting-heritage/maori-heritage/~/link.aspx?_id=0D967D2202234CA3AE4740B54776A6B3&_z=z

Learn more about the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 and the processes related to archaeological sites, including the applications forms required for an archaeological authority.

Rahuitanga o ngā marae - Marae conservation

http://www.heritage.org.nz/protecting-heritage/maori-heritage/protecting-maori-heritage

Wharenui, wharekai, whare karakia, pātaka, waka and other forms of built heritage are unique taonga in their construction and artwork expression.

  • To learn more about how you can be assisted to preserve these taonga through the Māori Buildings Conservation Programme, contact Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga to get advice from their regional Pouarahi staff located in Heritage New Zealand's offices in Kerikeri, Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch.

Ngā Rautaki Taiao - Iwi Management Plans

http://www.heritage.org.nz/resources/-/media/df04a8750ee045d793790ff7c40b2214.ashx

Learn more about how to develop your heritage-related iwi management plan.

  • Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga have developed a guide to help you prepare and implement an iwi management plan to identify and protect your Iwi heritage.

Guides and checklists you may find useful

 

 


Updated on 8th September 2017