Posted on Thursday November 7, 2013
In a previous issue of Open Eyes, Issue 118, August 2013, Moya Sherriff was introduced as the new Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre (CCCRC) Intern. This internship role is funded for 12 months with sponsorship from National Services Te Paerangi (Te Papa), the Friends of Te Papa and OMV New Zealand.
The Friends also included a visit to the Wigram Air Force Museum to view the CCCRC premises as part of their Cultural Recovery Tour to Christchurch in April this year.
Since taking up her role Moya has been writing a monthly update about her experiences as CCCRC intern. The excerpt below is from Moya’s first blog posted Thursday 25 July 2013 and explains the role of the CCCRC:
The role of the CCCRC is to provide a free space for those cultural organisations within Canterbury who have either lost their premises due to the earthquakes or are in need of temporary collection storage while their buildings are going through the EQC repair process. Each group has been given a designated storage area within the Recovery Centre and a shared workspace where organisations can re-group, assess the consequences and needs of collections and begin the processes of documentation, cataloguing and boxing, while having access to conservation treatments. My role within the CCCRC is to assist these groups throughout this process of re-establishment, through the guidance of my supervisor Darren Hammond, Curatorial Officer, and the leadership of Thérèse Angelo, Director at the Air Force Museum.
Keep up to date with her progress via her latest blog posted 23 October 2013