Read Future Museum, the Museum’s strategic framework for the next 20 years. Also available is the Annual Report 2011/2012 and the Draft Annual Plan 2013/2014.
Behind the scenes, we have a hard working team of professionals that ensures the smooth running of every facet of the Museum. From collections management, to acquisitions, to gallery management, corporate sponsorship, venue hire, marketing, fundraising .... All of these people are vital to the performance of the Museum. As a non-profit organisation, the corporate team ensures we perform day in and day out for the community and all local and international visitors.
The Taumata-a-Iwi acts in a trustee role in representing the interests of Maori and advising the Trust Board on matters of custodial policy and guardianship of taonga (Maori ancestral treasures) and any whakapakoko, uru moko and koiwi (indigenous human remains) held by the Museum.
One of the Museum Trust Board's duties is to establish broad lines of policy for the guidance of the director. Significant intended policies are published in the Annual Plan.
In 1996, the Auckland War Memorial Museum Act, transferred the assets and Governance of the Auckland Institute and Museum to the Auckland Museum Trust Board. Paramount amongst their responsibilities is the trusteeship and guardianship of the Museum, and its extensive collections of treasures and scientific materials.