The Tautoko Exhibition Support Worksheet was developed by Damen Joe, initiated by a concern for conservation grade supports that satisfy the aesthetic requirements of display, whilst also ensuring a consistent standard across each exhibition. These concerns addressed here are developments from initial designs instigated by Tony Clarke, book conservator at the Alexander Turnbull Library, in the late 1980s. Further developments by John Greenlees and Triptych Conservation Ltd, have since contributed to this design.
The word Tautoko is from New Zealand Maori, meaning “to support”, used to convey one’s endorsement or backing of another. Taking the items we exhibit as giving voice to culture, history and community, the name Tautoko describes an act of assisting that voice, supporting the item, and allowing it to be heard.
Version 3 is the latest worksheet – click here for more information.
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