Te Taiao | Nature digital labels

Digital production manager, editor and publisher for Te Taiao | Nature, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand.

I was instrumental in the coordination, technical development and publishing of the digital content and copyright-managed media assets for all digital labels in the exhibition, using the in-house digital interactives platform, Te Papahiko, and introducing a headless CMS function to the component suite. This involved concept development, creating, implementing and maintaining cross-functional workflows
for content development for:

  • 800+ specimens (later descoped to 290)
  • 260+ stories
  • 600+ images, 75+ videos
  • 20,000+ English words
  • 30,000+ Māori kupu

I maintained workflow, content direction and communication between the in-house writers, media researchers, 3-D spatial designers, scientific experts, technical developers, media rights and iwi approval, and the imaging team. We produced elegant labels with fully bilingual text within a tight budget and intense organisational changes that directly affected the project and exhibition. You can hear more about my role in this project at this National Digital Forum talk by Amos Mann.
I also had an active role in the media research, image, audio and video editing post-production and writing required for this project. The digital labels won Bronze in the 2019 Best Awards for Applications.