International conference – latest news and updates

NAI and INNZ announce  a change in both keynote speaker and forum co-presenter for the upcoming international interpretation conference in April.

Puawai Cairns, Curator Contemporary Maori Culture at Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum will now be joined as keynote by Museum Hack’s Ethan Angelica.

Ethan. Ethan heads Museum Hack’s Audience Development wing. In this capacity, he helps museums all across the world reimagine the adult museum experience. An actor and rogue museum educator before becoming a hacker, Ethan has consulted and worked with the California Academy of Sciences, Arizona-Sonoma Desert Museum, Colby College Museum of Art and the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Norway, among others, and led Museum Hack’s internal efforts to create branches in Washington, DC and San Francisco.


Tiajuana King Cochnauer. The new co-presenter for the Indigenous Forum being held at Te Papa on Sunday before the conference proper will be Tiajuana King Cochnauer. Ms. Cochnauer is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, a Federally Recognized Tribe in the United States, www.choctawnation.com. Formally retired from the forestry service, Tiajuana is an artist, a certified interpretative guide and a contributor to Choctaw history in the Oklahoma Historical Society Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma.

Find out more about the indigenous forum.

The words to the waiata – songs that we will be using at the powhiri – formal welcome are now on this website under events/conference

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