Dr Michelle Horwood

Te Ara Pourewa Lecturer and Programme Coordinator - Toihoukura


06 869 3165 / 027 403 3017 Extension: 7865

Areas of Teaching

Te Ara Pourewa, Graduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage Studies


MA Anthropology, PhD Museum & Heritage Studies


I am a teacher, scholar and museum curator with an academic background in anthropology, archaeology and museum studies. I have 25 years’ experience in the heritage sector, principally as a museum curator in a regional history museum where connecting communities with their heritage was the primary focus of my professional practice. I graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Museum & Heritage Studies from Victoria University of Wellington in 2015. My doctoral research focused upon building relationships between indigenous communities and museums. My academic research interests include museums and source communities, material culture studies, NZ history and archaeology. I live in Wellington with my husband and two teenage sons, and commute to co-ordinate and teach the blended delivery programme Te Ara Pourewa at Toihoukura.

Research Outputs

Research outputs 2018

Research outputs 2017

Research outputs 2016

Research outputs 2015