We are delighted to share the final two publications in the 2023 issue of the New Zealand Journal of Public History – Sarah Robinson’s ‘Reuniting Museum Objects and Their Histories to Enhance Collection Knowledge in Western Southland’ and Ian Ferguson’s ‘Thomas Gilbert and Conscientious Objection in 19-Century Taranaki’.
Sarah Robinson is currently working as a collection technician and cataloguer for the Southland
Museum and Art Gallery and the region’s small museums. She has an extensive background in
museum practice, including curation and collection management at Petone Settlers Museum,
visitor services, collections and public programmes at Museums Wellington, and visitor and library
services at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand. Her areas of interest are collection
management, museum logistics and planning, and the material culture of textiles, jewellery and
personal accessories as touchstones of the past.
Ian Ferguson is a retired plant physiologist and biochemist with an international career in research, and as a government science advisor. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society Te Āparangi and now writes about rare and early books on New Zealand and China, utilising his own extensive collection.
Both articles can be read via the NZJPH webpage here.