Elizabeth Cotton, Head of Human History at Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum in New Zealand, speaking at Museum Ideas 2018 in London
Elizabeth Cotton is Head of Human History at Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum – New Zealand. Liz provides leadership to the research, collection development, collection management and engagement activities of a large team of curators and collection managers. Their collective areas of expertise cover Māori, Pacific, Archaeology, Social & War History and Applied Arts & Design collections, and Museum Studies. Liz’s previous roles include working for central government as a senior adviser on movable cultural heritage policy, and in museum registration & collection management. Liz is a graduate of the Getty Leadership Institute (GLI2017), has an MA in Ancient History and a Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies. Her primary research interests lie in the ongoing iteration of curatorial practice in 21st century museums, and museum sector development.
Museum Ideas 2018 takes place in London on 2 – 4 October with 3 days of workshops, special events, an exclusive study day at the National Maritime Museum and the essential Museum Ideas international conference at the Museum of London. Delivering an international programme of change, key themes include social justice, activism, digital strategy, participatory practice, representation, collaborative working and co-curation.
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