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BECOME A MEMBER OF THE MOTAT SOCIETY
MOTAT Society members receive up to three issues of 'The Driving Wheel' magazine per year, plus the 'Squeaky Wheel' newsletter, and access to 'Behind the Scenes' events for members and affiliated organisations. Download our membership form.
ABOUT THE MOTAT SOCIETY
The MOTAT Society was originally formed in 1960 with the aim of establishing and running the Museum of Transport and Technology at the current Western Springs site in Auckland, with the addition soon after of the secondary site at Meola Rd. MOTAT opened to the public officially in 1964 and since then has continually grown and developed its collections and activities.
Although the MOTAT Society no longer directly runs the museum, today it acts as a supporting society, offering an extended knowledge base in support of the Museum's preservation and conservation efforts. The Society's membership is made up of current and former MOTAT volunteers and staff, and general enthusiasts with transport, technology and heritage interests, as well as affiliations with kindred organisations.
The Society aims to support MOTAT through the specialist knowledge contained within its membership on matters affecting MOTAT's artifacts, restoration and conservation issues, and general collection advice. It also aims to maintain and recognise the historic foundations of the museum and its collections, as well as recognising the efforts of those involved now and in the past.
MOTAT Society members receive up to three issues of 'The Driving Wheel' magazine per year, plus the 'Squeaky Wheel' newsletter. The Society occasionally puts on 'Behind the Scenes' events for its members and affiliates.
It is hoped that through the sharing of knowledge between the different groups of people involved with the 'hands on' heritage sector, cross-pollination will occur that will be beneficial to all involved.
THE DRIVING WHEEL MAGAZINE
THE SQUEAKY WHEEL NEWSLETTER
Further information and previous issues are available here
To become an individual member of the MOTAT Society please fill out a membership form.
Affiliate members are groups with which the MOTAT Society has formed an official affiliation. Through this the MOTAT Society hopes to form a wide network of contacts with relevant specialised skills, knowledge and experience that will be beneficial to MOTAT and all involved.
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