Anne Blyth, Director Museums and Heritage
Anne has recently joined the Museum. She has over 13 years of management experience in Local Government. During this time she has worked for the Hamilton City Council as the Libraries and Museum Unit Business Support Manager. She also held the position of acting Collections Manager and Visitor Experience Manager at the
In 2003 Anne completed the He Kahui Kakakura Strategic Leadership Programme offered by Victoria University of Wellington and Te Papa National Services Te Paerangi.
Catherine Jehly, Collections Manager
Catherine holds an Honours degree in Social Anthropology and Maori Development from
Catherine joined Te Awamutu Museum as Archivist in 2008, and is now responsible for managing the museum collection and administering the archives research service.
Catherine is studying towards a Master of Information Studies and has a strong interest in the digitisation of heritage material.
Alan Reilly, Museum Educator
Alan gained his Bachelor of Education in 2000 and taught in
In 2007 Alan joined Te Awamutu Museum in a part-time educator role, which quickly became full-time. Alan’s core responsibilities include developing, promoting, and facilitating education programmes for students aged 5-18, including the museum’s Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) programme, which brings more than 4,000 children from 90 schools to the district’s museums each year.
Alan is currently working towards a museum studies qualification. He lives in Kihikihi with his wife and three children and finds the history embedded in the Waipa district makes for a fascinating place to live, work and play.
Nathalie Metz, Museum Administrator
Nathalie has been with Te Awamutu Museum full time since 2008. Her role includes frontline customer service, of which she has extensive experience. Nathalie is also responsible for museum administration and volunteer coordination. She is involved in coordinating exhibition openings and other events, as well as marketing and merchandising.
Nathalie has an Honours degree in Language, Literature and Civilisation from the
Rosemary Deane, Exhibitions Coordinator
Rosemary joined the museum staff in 2011. After a long career in libraries, she made the move to museums in 1999 when she went to work at the
Between 2008 and 2010 Rosemary project managed a project to catalogue a collection relating to Crown Lynn for a Trust based in New Lynn. Not surprisingly she has a keen interest in ceramics and