• Launch of the new museum collection website

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Launch of the new museum collection website

March 25, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for the launch of our new collection website on Thursday 25th March

As only about 1% of the museum’s collection is able to be on display in the museum at any one time, our new collection website, many years in development, will greatly increase overall access to the collection without the same restraints and limitations as physical display. Anyone will now be able to search the museum’s collections from their own computer or device.

We currently have over 40,000 items catalogued on our internal collection database and these will gradually be added to the online database. We will also be continually updating and improving record data, as well as adding photographs. Use of automatic features such as colours and tags allows us to get instant data about our collection that would take hundreds of human hours to generate. As it’s a work in progress we welcome your feedback.

Our online collections website includes objects from all of our collecting areas – fine art, archives, taonga Māori, photography, and social and natural history. Users can create their own short lists and sets, and share records online, as well as share their knowledge with the museum and other users through a ‘comments’ function. The museum will also be able to create online exhibitions.

Come and celebrate this new website and learn more about how to use it for your research.

Please rsvp to the museum


March 25, 2021
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Tairāwhiti Museum
10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand
06-867 3832

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