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Maritime Museum charts new course with RFA

Published: 3 April 2018

New Zealand Maritime Museum has joined Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA), extending RFA’s guardianship of Auckland’s significant heritage institutions.

As RFA’s newest division, the museum will tap into the benefits of scale and support afforded to the other iconic Auckland brands: Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Conventions Venues & Events, Auckland Live, Auckland Stadiums and Auckland Zoo.

New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui Te Ananui A Tangaroa is home to New Zealand’s largest maritime collection and welcomes around 160,000 visitors a year.

According to Museum Director Vincent Lipanovich, joining RFA is a significant milestone for the museum, and one the respective organisations have been preparing for since early last year.

“An important focus for us has been to ensure we enhance the Maritime Museum’s value and contribution to Auckland, while retaining our unique brand and mission – to explore and unite people with the sea,” he said.

“We see a strong alignment with RFA’s vision of enriching life in Auckland by engaging people in the arts, environment, sport and events. By joining forces, we are ensuring a sustainable and ongoing operational model that delivers long-term value for Auckland.”