Improving the Conservation Documentation Process at the Wellington Te Papa Tongarewa Museum

Museum 2016

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Project Abstract

Te Papa Tongarewa Museum in New Zealand wants to improve their conservation documentation processes to accompany their future digital restructure in order to help their Conservation staff conserve their objects. The goal of this project was to provide recommendations on how Te Papa can accomplish this task. During the project, the team identified barriers in communication, limitations in technology, and inconsistencies in executing the process as issues hindering the conservation documentation process. With these issues in mind, the team developed eight documents that outline the conservation documentation process along with recommendations for improving them so the museum could more effectively and efficiently conserve their objects.

Student Team

  • Rachel E Brown, BCB
  • Ethan A Coeytaux, CS
  • Frank J DeGiacomo, ME
  • Thomas M Flannery, BE


Museum of Wellington Te Papa Tongarewa


  • Kinicki, Robert, CS
  • Eddy, Bethel L., HU