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In September 2018, Auckland Museum received accreditation into the Rainbow Tick programme. 

We’re proud to be the first Rainbow Tick certified Museum and cultural institution nationally.

The Rainbow Tick is an external audit and quality improvement programme designed to help an organisation to be a safe, welcoming and inclusive place for people of diverse gender identity and sexual orientation.

About Rainbow Tick


Introduced in New Zealand in 2014, the Rainbow Tick is an external audit and quality improvement programme designed to ensure that an organisation is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place for people of diverse gender identity and sexual orientation.

The term “rainbow” encompasses people who are LGBTTI or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, takatāpui and intersex.

The Rainbow Tick programme allows businesses and organisations to understand what they are doing well in relation to their Rainbow employees, as well as what they need to improve and how to do this. 

Through the help of the Rainbow Tick, the Museum is being a good employer – and this benefits everyone. 

To earn the Rainbow Tick, organisations must show their policies specifically mention the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex communities. They must have procedures in place to handle cases of harassment, adequate staff support and show they engage with the community outside of the workplace.  

The Rainbow Tick is a confidence mark that is awarded once an organisation has demonstrated compliance with all five areas of evaluation. 

The Continuous Quality Improvement aspect of this programme means that annual evaluations are required to maintain certification.

For more information, visit the Rainbow Tick website.