Time & Location
27 Jun 2023, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
KPMG Wellington, 10 Customhouse Quay, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
About the Event
You are warmly invited to join us at the Zonta Club of Wellington for our monthly dinner meeting - On Tuesday 27 June 2023.
Our speaker this month is: Puawai Cairns, Director of Audience and Insight at Te Papa Tongarewa
Puawai Cairns is from Tauranga Moana (Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui), and works as the Director of Audience and Insight at Te Papa Tongarewa, where she oversees the audience facing work of the national museum.
Puawai has a curatorial and research background, and previously was the Head of Mātauranga Māori for Te Papa, where she specialised in contemporary social history research and collecting to reflect the stories of Māori communities.
She co-wrote a book on the material culture of protest called “Protest Tautohetohe: Objects of resistance, persistence and defiance” (2019 Ockham book award for Best Illustrated Non-fiction), and serves on numerous boards across Aotearoa.
She advises nationally and internationally on museum practices, advocating for greater indigenous participation and leadership in the heritage sector.
** We use your RSVP to order catering. This month we will serve the buffet meal at $47. Please respond by 12pm Thursday 22 June **