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.

The NZCCM was formed in 1983 and became an incorporated society in 1986. The group has regional branches in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

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.

Member Services

NZCCM welcomes any individual, organisation or institution 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.


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.

Join Us

Full members are those who work mainly or exclusively as conservators, who have achieved internationally recognised standards of training, knowledge or professional experience and who have agreed to abide by the NZCCM Code of Ethics.

Affiliate members are not necessarily fully employed in conservation or fully qualified. They may include conservators in training, those with an interest in cultural preservation and members of related professions.

Please download the following forms if you would like to become a full member or an affiliate member. Alternatively, please download the membership renewal form to renew your membership.