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Ms Vicki Anne Heikell, of Porirua, MNZM, for services to heritage preservation and Māori

Ms Vicki Anne Heikell, of Porirua, MNZM, for services to heritage preservation and Māori

Vicki Anne Heikell is New Zealand’s leading Māori Paper Conservator. She is Field Conservator for the National Preservation Office, Alexander Turnbull Library, and formerly worked at the National Library of New Zealand and the National Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa. She has been involved with nationally significant projects including ‘Pūkana: moments in Māori performance’ and the He Tohu exhibition of Aotearoa’s key constitutional documents. For many decades, she has provided mentoring and advice on the care and preservation of paper-based taonga. Ms Heikell is currently on the Ngāti Porou Taonga Advisory and has been President of the New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Material collective.

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