New Director Katherine Mansfield Birthplace
Are you are a highly motivated heritage management professional with a positive ‘can do’ attitude? Would you enjoy leading the team that has stewardship of the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace, garden, and its collections?
We invite applications for the position of Director at Katherine Mansfioeld Birthplace
New Patron and Vice-Patron at Katherine Mansfield Birthplace
Film maker Jane Campion is the new Vice-Patron of the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace.
Ms Campion is the award-winning director of films such as Sweetie, The Piano, Holy Smoke, Portrait of a Lady and Bright Star. She is currently in the process of developing a crime mystery for television, Top of the Lake, which is to be filmed in New Zealand.
The Board of the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace was inspired to ask her when, on a recent visit to the house she wrote: 'The best house museum ever!' in the Visitors' Book.
Jane Campion is steeped in Mansfield. She grew up in Thorndon and attended Queen Margaret College in Hobson St: "I used to play rounders in the park - the Katherine Mansfield Memorial," she says, "and later became a fan of her short stories and letters."
"The Birthplace is beautiful and I am happy to accept the appointment."
The President of the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society, Greg Thomas, says: 'We are delighted to have someone with Jane's mana as a writer and film maker as our Vice-Patron. It is a perfect fit."
The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mataparae, GNZM, QSO, Governor General of New Zealand, has agreed to continue the tradition of the Governor General being the Patron of the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace.
"We are deeply honoured that His Excellency has agreed to be our Patron," says Greg Thomas, "We appreciate his offer to be involved and his appreciation of the work we do."