Dr. Wayne Ngata

Dr. Wayne Ngata is a Smarthistory Advisor on the art of Polynesia and Head of Matauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. He is an advocate for reo Māori and mātauranga Māori as platforms for helping Māori to contribute constructively to the advancement of New Zealand society, including the museum sector. His research interests include revitalisation of indigenous language and knowledge as future models of best practice.