New intern for the Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre

New intern for the Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre


Moya Sherriff

Moya Sherriff

We are very pleased to introduce Moya Sherriff, the new Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre (CCCRC) intern. Moya is a Cantabrian who has worked and volunteered in museums throughout the Canterbury region whilst completing her postgraduate Museum Studies qualification. Her passion for Christchurch and its cultural well-being will be invaluable in her new role.

Moya will intern at the CCCRC for a year under National Services Te Paerangi’s Museum Graduate Internship Programme, supported by The Friends of Te Papa and OMV New Zealand.

The CCCRC was set up following the devastating Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, during which many museum buildings in Canterbury were damaged or destroyed. The Air Force Museum of New Zealand, which came through the earthquakes undamaged, is donating space and facilities in its new extension to house the CCCRC for a period of three years. Moya will be a valuable asset to the CCCRC, assisting in the effort to store, conserve and catalogue the collections of displaced museums.

Moya is looking forward to supporting Canterbury museums through her internship. ‘What I am most looking forward to within the role at CCCRC is the opportunity to help these museums move themselves and their communities forward after the catastrophes Canterbury has faced. Another draw is the opportunity to learn from my colleagues at the Air Force Museum and further afield. I am also very excited by the chance to work with such a wide variety of collections’.

National Services Te Paerangi is grateful to have the support of The Friends of Te Papa and OMV New Zealand for this important part of Te Papa’s service to the wider museum sector.

Tamara Patten
Communications Officer, National Services Te Paerangi


Find out more about the Museum Graduate Internship Programme

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Feature Image: Detail from Poster, New Zealand 1930s, New Zealand Railways Publicity Branch. Gift of Stephanie Gibson, 2007. Te Papa