The New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials Pu Manaaki Kahurangi Incorporated (NZCCM) is an association of professional conservators of cultural property employed in public museums, art galleries, libraries and in private practice.

NZCCM Constitution 

Our Vision

We envision a place where cultural materials are treasured, where development, awareness and support of conservation is upheld and respected. Kia Pū Manaaki Kahurangi. 

Our Values

Preservation of Cultural Materials: NZCCM promotes and recognises the preservation of cultural heritage. It encompasses the cultural, historic, aesthetic, scientific and research value. It respects the tangible and intangible aspects of cultural materials and the need to engage with connected communities to enable its preservation for future generations.


NZCCM aims to promote, develop and sustain conservation and preservation in New Zealand.


NZCCM promotes the highest standard of professionalism in the field of conservation.

Education and Professional Development

NZCCM fosters the sharing of knowledge and development of conservation practice and research in NZ. We promote the understanding of the values and contexts of our cultural heritage. We encourage conservation best practice and ongoing attainment of skills.


Our executive committee represents and is responsible to our membership. NZCCM is an incorporated society that adheres to the constitution and embraces the long-term growth and development of the organisation.

Member Services

NZCCM welcomes any individual to become a member. We encourage education and networking for professionals, allied professionals, and individuals interested in supporting conservation. We provide and develop services that are responsive to the professional needs of our members.


Throughout the year NZCCM facilitates a variety of events, including workshops, visits to sites of interest, regional meetings, talks and the eagerly anticipated annual conference. For more information please visit our events calendar.

Join Us

Please see our membership options.