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Auckland Museum Institute Council

John McIntyre - President


John McIntyre spent eight years on the Trust Board of Auckland Museum and, as an Institute appointee attended all Institute Council meetings during this time. John has had a privileged association with Auckland Museum, as a guide, in a governance role and as an inbound tourism operator. John has been in the travel industry for more than 40 years and it just so happens that travel, hiking, history, museums and antiquities are his great passions.

Professor Cristin Print - Vice President


Cris Print is a medical scientist who completed an MBChB at Auckland Medical School. He then undertook asthma research in Dunedin and a PhD in Auckland. After a mini-postdoctoral period in Auckland he spent four years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, and six years at Cambridge University in England in the Department of Pathology, and as a Fellow of St Edmund's College. He returned to work in New Zealand in September 2005, and has PhD students and involvement in projects in the UK. Cris is a Life Member of Auckland Museum Institute.

Dr Roger Buchanan

Roger_120-(1).jpgDuring 1963-64 Roger was the recipient of a BP Bishop Museum of Honolulu Fellowship involving a number of ecological and exploration studies in Antarctica. This reinforced his lifelong interest in museums, history and zoogeography.

Roger's career, however, was in business with senior roles in Research and Development management in USA, Asia/Pacific and New Zealand for a multinational company. Subsequently he led business development projects for a CRI. In Roger's own business he focuses on extracting value from new discovers.

For the Council, Roger hopes to contribute particularly in goal setting, planning, ensuring performance versus plan, with prudent use of funds.

Helen Bull


Helen Bull is currently a volunteer guide at Auckland Museum and very enthusiastic about the role of museums in providing a stimulating public space. Her background is in finance with a BCom from Canterbury, and is a member of the Chartered Accountants, Australia – New Zealand. Helen was a co-opted member of the Auckland Museum Institute Council for twelve months before being nominated on to Council in 2014.


Marilyn Kohlhase

Having served on Auckland Museum’s Pacific Advisory Group and the Museums Aotearoa Board until June 2018, Marilyn wanted to continue working on Pacific matters with the AMI Council. In her professional life in central and local government, trade unions and not-for-profit organisations, Marilyn was fortunate to promote a Pacific focus or involve Pacific people in projects. After six years on CNZ’s Arts Board, in 2007 she co-founded (to date) the only Pan Pacific art gallery ‘okaioceanikart’ representing artists from New Zealand, the Pacific Region and the United States. Marilyn is a first generation New Zealand born German-Samoan.

Dr Rosemary Barraclough

Through Rosemary’s research, teaching, and public outreach at the Field Museum and Auckland Museum, she developed a strong appreciation of the important role of museums within our society and as guardians of knowledge. Experience at the Field Museum has also allowed her to learn about the demands of managing and maintaining collections. Museums have a pivotal role in research but are also a crucial conduit for sharing knowledge with the public. Rosemary is very interested in science communication and citizen science, and values Auckland Museum’s role in education, and in providing opportunity to participate in maintaining and advancing knowledge.

Marguerite Durling 


Marguerite has been a Museum volunteer for 15 years and has a strong commitment to life-long learning and to seeing the Museum continue to grow as the world class institution and Auckland icon it is. In addition to her business management and fundraising and events experience, she has experience in communications including magazine editing, marketing and website. Now in her late 60’s, with reduced home and family commitments Marguerite has time to devote to this community asset and would like to offer her services to the Institute.

Dr Margaret Horsburgh, CNZM


Margaret believes she can make  contribution at an important time in the strategic direction of the Auckland Museum Institute. As a previous Trustee (2009-2015) of the Auckland War Memorial Museum she understands the nature of Auckland Museum as a complex organisation. Margaret is actively involved in ‘museum culture’ and chairs the establishment group for the Auckland Medical Museum Trust. This group recently opened as a collaborative project its first pop-up travelling exhibition. Additionally Margaret has experience in many governance roles over a number of years and continues to have an active role in research enabling understanding of the Museum and Institute’s role in research and scholarship. Her work across the health and education sectors was recognised in 2011 with the award of Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. In part this recognised her work in bringing health professional groups together, with initiatives which have led to changes in practices. 

Jon Moses


Jon has been a Senior Lecturer in Financial Accounting, Finance, and Management Accounting for 25 years. He recently co-authored a text book on Financial Accounting for Lexis Nexus. His past roles include Corporate Manager Main Corporation; Company Secretary/Financial Controller Smart Group; Company Secretary Baker Industries, Senior Auditor PWC; Financial Accountant Commodity Futures Auckland. John was the Honorary Auditor of Auckland Museum Institute for six years. He is a member of the Auckland Grammar School Old Boys Committee 2010-2015 and a Auckland Branch Committee Member of ICANZ for five years. His interests include travelling, art, museums, skiing, history, gardening, music and family.

Scott Pilkington


Scott is a postgraduate coordinator at AUT, where he looks after higher research degrees, and is always looking for ways to improve the student experience while maintaining academic rigour. He has held similar roles previously at the University of Auckland, including some public programming roles for lectures, and as an event manager for the Incredible Science fair. He has qualifications in history, anthropology (biological and archaeology), museums and cultural heritage studies, and library and information studies. Scott is presently working towards qualifications in religious history and social sciences, and has also completed a summer studentship in surface materials science under the supervision of Assoc Prof Bryony James, whose microscopic photography was later featured in an exhibition at Auckland Museum. His interests include ballet, ballroom dance, languages, fibre crafts, and campanology.

Dr Roger Lins (Advisor)


Dr Roger Lins is the immediate past President of Auckland Museum Institute. Roger has a background in scientific research and a strong interest in science communication and outreach. In 2006 he established and chaired a successful science café in Palmerston North, with support from the Manatawu branch of the RSNZ, Te Manawa, and Massey University. Roger has worked at the University of Auckland since 2007, where he is currently an Associate Dean at the Faculty of Science. He is the popular facilitator of the Institute's Cafe Scientifique series.

Rae Nield (Advisor)


Rae Nield has Masters degrees in Science and Jurisprudence as well as a postgraduate diploma in librarianship. After a business career ranging from information services to sales, marketing and general management roles, she studied law and has since worked as a commercial lawyer. Rae has her own practice specialising in the law applying to the distribution and marketing of goods and services. She works with traders throughout the supply chain. Since 1985, Rae has carried out a substantial amount of law reform work, including making submissions to the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance and the Auckland Governance Select Committee on behalf of the Auckland Museum Institute and submissions to Auckland Council supporting the Museum.