The View from Here: Sustainability, Community and Knowledge

Commonwealth Association of Museums 2024 Triennial Conference

Tēnā koutou katoa,

E ngā hau e whā. Nau mai haere mai ki tēnei kaupapa hirahira o tātou. Ka tukuna ngā whakaaro, ngā kōrero, kia rongo ai te ao i ngā tūmomo āhuatanga o te kaitiakitanga. Tēnā, kawea mai ō koutou kete mātauranga, ā, ka whakakīa e tēnei wānanga.

Acknowledgements to all,

To those from the four winds. You are invited to this prestigious event of ours. Thoughts and words will be expressed in order for the world to hear about the different aspects of kaitiakitanga. Please bring your baskets of knowledge to be filled by this conference.

Te Arepa Morehu (Ngāti Whātua), Tumuaki Māori o Tāmaki Paenga Hira

SUN 3 MAR - FRI 8 MAR 2024

CAM invites the museum community to Aotearoa, New Zealand for the Commonwealth Association of Museums (CAM) 2024 Triennial Conference.

Under an umbrella theme of kaitiakitanga (guardianship), keynotes, workshops and facilitated discussions will be held on the subjects of:

  • Sustainability: both institutional sustainability and sustainability in an era of climate change and a changing world.
  • Community: experience of and potentiality for refocusing museums to address changing populations, including recent migration and diasporas. Enacting social change through addressing decolonisation, reconciliation and community engagement.
  • Knowledge Systems and Practices: bringing different lenses or non-western perspectives to museum systems. Moving the leadership of the discussion of decolonisation and indigenisation away from of ex-colonial powers, and towards First Nations.


This conference is in person only. Where possible sessions will be recorded, these will be shared afterwards.


Prices in NZD

Country Zone 1

Country Zone 2

Country Zone 3

Country Zone 4 / Students

Last available date (23:59 GMT+12)


$600.00  $500.00  $440.00  $380.00  20/12/2023


 $660.00  $565.00  $500.00  $430.00  12/01/2024


 $750.00  $650.00  $590.00  $500.00  30/02/2024


Prices are based on CAM membership zones. Should you have any financial barriers to attendance, please contact [email protected]

Latest news

+Programme confirmed

We are pleased to share the confirmed programme with you. Click here to access


A limited number of rooms at a special conference rate are available at the following hotels, both close to the Museum:

Quest Newmarket ($210-$225 per night)
[email protected]
Tel: 64 9 520 3000

Parnell Hotel and Conference Centre ($170-$205 per night)
[email protected]
Tel: 64 9 303 3789

+Call for contributions (now closed)

If you are interested in contributing to the conference, please get in contact by 30th September 2023. Information on contributing can be accessed here

+Registrations open 1 August

Registrations will open on the Tuesday 1st August. 

Book now

Please contact [email protected] for further details.

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Image details

1)  Te Ao Mārama South Atrium, Auckland Museum

2) Acting Director of Collections and Research, Vasiti Palavi and Pou Arahi Curator Māori, Dr Kahutoi Te Kanawa, researching kete (baskets). 

3) & 4) Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato