Tony Rasmussen

My first graduate role was researching Maori Anglican clergy for the Religion and Church People Working Party of the DNZB. In 1992 I joined the Manawatu Museum Te Whare Pupuri Taonga o Manawatu as Research Assistant, developing content for permanent exhibitions of the institution’s new facility. Between 2001-2019, I worked in mostly curatorial roles, developing exhibitions and collecting for the museum’s social history collections. In 2015-16, I was contract curator for Masterton’s Aratoi Museum of Art & History’s “Featherston Camp: The Record of a Remarkable Achievement” exhibition. Not surprisingly, my research interests reflect my curatorial practice: these include local history, particularly societies such as amateur archeological groups; I am also interested in intersections between churches, religious organizations and their communities. I am currently pursuing some potential project leads with a couple of organizations in this area.