Annual Report : Annual Report 2012-2013
STATEMENT OF SERVICE PERFORMANCE 1.8. Establish an Auckland Museum Research Centre. 1.8.1. Develop an annual research plan consistent with the museum’s Research Strategy by July 31, 2012. An annual research plan consistent with the museum’s Research Strategy was not achieved because work to establish the Research Centre began later than envisaged. A new Head of Research took up her position in November 2012. Individual research plans were drafted following this, from April to August 2013. 1.8.2. By December 31, 2012, an Advisory Group for the centre is in place and the centre has a presence on the museum website. A Chair of the Research Centre Advisory Panel was appointed March 2013. Terms of reference were developed and panel appointments made from April to July 2013 ahead of a formal announcement of the Chair and panel members at a museum research function in August 2013. A website presence for the centre was held over for inclusion in the relaunch of the museum’s website in August 2013. 1.9. Maintain a programme of scholarships and grants which attract and support research and publications based on Auckland Museum’s library and archive collections. 1.10. Form partnerships with research institutions to conduct a longitudinal study into how museum engagement (onsite, offsite, online) can enhance innovative and creative learning outputs. 1.11. Develop a recruitment strategy to ensure a diverse workforce. 1.12. Develop and implement a programme to build Māori participation and capacity. 1.9.1. Award three grants to researchers/ writers by June 30, 2013 for scholarships based on the museum’s library and archive collections. Three grants were awarded to writers in February 2013 in association with the NZ Society of Authors. Six grants were awarded to University of Auckland students in May 2013 for a range of postgrad research projects. Director’s Report to Trust Board. Director’s Report to Trust Board. Articles published on the museum website about the grants. 1.10.1. Scope research and timeframes by November 30, 2012. 1.10.2. Agree MOU or contract with research partner by November 30, 2012. 1.10.3. Complete phase one of study by June 30, 2013. 1.11.1. Recruitment strategy to be delivered by June 30, 2013. This work was delayed pending strategies for audience development and He Kōrahi Māori, due for completion in late 2013. Report to Director. The longitudinal study was postponed and subsumed into Future Museum planning. Evidence of Director approval. 1.12.1. Develop measurement programme by July 31, 2012, and meet 2012/13 programme milestones by June 30, 2013. 1.12.2. Comply with section 19 of the Auckland War Memorial Museum Act 1996. 34 The measurement programme was developed and milestones met. Report to the Director and Executive Team. The museum was compliant. Minutes of June 19, 2013 wānanga (workshop) of Māori staff.
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