Cultured Conversations is a digital series produced by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Exploring issues and ideas from the cultural sector in Aotearoa New Zealand, this series is hosted by Gallery Director, Kirsten Lacy, and invites exceptional leaders from arts, philanthropy, economics and politics to discuss topical issues facing the sector today.

Rich with diverse voices and inspirational ideas, Cultured Conversations gives us the chance to hear from proven leaders engaged in the issues that face our cultural communities.

In this episode, we welcome Joe Pihema of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. Joe is a tribal historian, Te Reo expert and senior tikanga advisor to Ngāti Whātua. He has worked in Māori education for over 25 years and also in Māori Broadcasting and the cultural and heritage sector.

Joe was Deputy Director and Curator of Collections of the Tairāwhiti Museum from 1998 to 2004, and also a member of Te Papa National Services Bicultural Committee. Joe is a former member of the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust Board and Tupuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority and is a current member of the Auckland War Memorial Museum; Taumata-a-Iwi. 

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