Archivist and Curator
Salvage, house fire, 2014. Photographer: Peter Dyer
Opening my Logs to Blogs exhibition, 2013. Photographer: Mark Beatty
Starting an appraisal job. Photographer: Diane Woods
NOTICE: Due to writing commitments, and some ill health, I am no longer available for archives-related work (of the kind set out below)
I am one of New Zealand's most experienced collecting archivists (or manuscript curator as that task is known in the library world). Before my time at the Turnbull Library I was Arrangement and Description Archivist at Archives New Zealand.
My skills include:
- Developing collecting policies and acquisition strategies
- Appraisal of collections, and setting guidelines for appraisal
- Valuation of collections
- Arrangement and description projects, procedures and standards
- Selection for digitisation
- Assisting with preservation plans
- Setting up reading room services
- Curating collection-based exhibitions
Nowadays I am reinventing myself as a writer and researcher. But I remain very comfortable in my archivist’s hat, and am available to provide help and advice on archives or manuscript collection matters.
You can email me here.