A group of 23 enthusiastic librarians (with extras - partner and mother) turned up to this event and were welcomed to the Museum by Julie Senior.
Julie introduced us to the research library, explaining how the collection developed with direction from the Head Curators of each of the main museum divisions. Much of the collection has been developed through the gifting of historic private collections and purchases at auction.
It was fascinating to get a glimpse of the behind the scenes resources in the storage and workspaces at the rear of the library. After which, we headed down to the Pou Maumahara Memorial Discovery Centre.
At the end of our formal tour Corinne thanked Julie, (wine and chocolates were given to her earlier). Julie encouraged to exploere the museum furhter, which we jumped at the opportunity do do, with some of us catching up for coffee at the downstairs cafe, afterwards. Altogether it was very informative and enjoyable professional development session.
If you couldn't make it and are interested in setting up a visit the Library hours are Mon-Fri 10-3 and Sat 10-5. It's best to email/phone and request resources prior to your visit so they can be gathered together for your arrival. This and further information is available on the Library page, also for future reference the School programmes page, and the Contact page from the Museum’s website.