Dr Michelle Horwood

Te Ara Pourewa Lecturer and Programme Coordinator - Toihoukura

Phone

06 869 3165 / 027 403 3017 Extension: 7865

Areas of Teaching

Te Ara Pourewa, Graduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage Studies

Qualifications

MA Anthropology, PhD Museum & Heritage Studies

Profile

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 2016

Horwood, M. (2016, October). Indigenous re-engagement with museum-held heritage: Ngā Paerangi and the Pitt Rivers Museum. Paper presented at the Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Indigenous Research Noho Marae, Kaiwhāiki Pā, Whanganui, New Zealand.

Horwood, M. (2016, September). Te Ara Pourewa: A new academic programme in heritage and museum studies. Paper presented at the Regional Curator’s Hui – Outside the Box, Napier, New Zealand.

Horwood, M. (2015). Worlds apart: Indigenous re-engagement with museum-held heritage: A New Zealand – United Kingdom case study. (PhD thesis, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10063/4849 

Horwood, M. (2016, November 11). Iwi-settler relationships on the Whanganui River during the 19th century – Ngā Paerangi & Charles Smith. Invited presentation of the Samuel H Drew Memorial Lecture, Whanganui Regional Museum, Whanganui, New Zealand.

Horwood, M. (2016, June 28). Worlds apart: Indigenous re-engagement with museum-held heritage: A New Zealand – United Kingdom case study. Doctoral research presentation at the Staff Research Lunchtime Seminar, Eastern Institute of Technology, Tairāwhiti, New Zealand.