With Andrew Coleman
Secrets of Stonehenge Members' Preview Day

Heritage in New Zealand

With Andrew Coleman

TUE 13 DEC, 3.30PM

Tairangahia a tua whakarere; Tātakihia ngā reanga o amuri ake nei.

Honouring the past; inspiring our future.

The past is important as from it we learn and there is much to acknowledge – this is why the purpose of our organisation Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga highlights ‘honouring the past’. Alongside this the connection to the future needs to be real, meaningful, and forward focused – therefore our purpose highlights ‘inspiring the future’.

Heritage People, Heritage Places and Heritage Purpose will be a focus. Why? Because the challenges to heritage are alive and are becoming challenging. What we regard to be some examples of the current myths include that the economic benefits of heritage are questionable and negative; heritage is expensive; heritage properties are not good investments; heritage impacts negatively on development and sustainability. Heritage is ‘at risk’.

The purpose of the presentation on ‘Heritage in New Zealand’ is to provide rebuttal of these myths. This is something that those of us interested in heritage and history need to all understand. It is time for the silent majority to stand up and be united for heritage.

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Andrew Coleman

Chief Executive Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Andrew Coleman

Andrew Coleman is the Chief Executive of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga. Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is the leading national historic heritage agency. It operates in an environment marked by a growing interest in heritage, recognition of its social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits to our country, and awareness of its importance to national identity.

Andrew's talk compliments our Secrets of Stonehenge lecture series providing an insight into heritage recognition and awareness in New Zealand.

Ticket Price: Pay What you Can

For this event we’re inviting you to set the price for your ticket yourself and pay what you can to participate. You can enter any amount and select the number of tickets. Each ticket will be charged at the selected amount. We appreciate any contribution you can make.

Any contribution in addition to your membership fee will enable the development and preservation of collections, the delivery of new exhibitions such as Secrets of Stonehenge, important research, and exciting educational programmes. It will also ensure the continued restoration of the historic Museum building, a touchstone for remembrance and home to sacred taonga.

Thank you for your continued support and being a Museum Member.