The Executive Committee of NZAME, in conjunction with the Christchurch Convention Committee, has decided that Convention 2020 will be postponed until October 2021 due to Covid-19.
Caring for the safety and well-being of our members is NZAME’s most important priority, especially during challenging times like these. Hopefully, by 2021, these conditions will have been resolved and the Christchurch Committee can present us with a much-awaited Convention. Due to the lock down the April 2020 NZAME magazine – with updates, information, patterns and print outs – has been emailed out to current members within the last week – if you have not received yours please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call Frances on 021 160 2583.
Moving forward the NZAME magazine will be presented in a digital form and delivered by email. This will give us wider opportunities to contact members between magazines to keep you informed of any developments.
Hoping all our members are safe and well in their bubbles,
NZAME revised details for the 2021 NZAME Convention …
Theme – ‘A trip down memory lane’
When – 22nd to 26th of October, 2021
Where – Rangi Ruru Girl’s School, Merivale , Christchurch
(see bottom of our website ‘Conventions’ page for regular updates!)
It has thrived and grown steadily ever since … becoming the ‘backbone’ of New Zealand miniature culture and a wonderful way of keeping talented and enthusiastic people – with a love for all that’s small – in touch and joined in a passion that reaches every corner of our country and indeed the World.
The aims of NZAME have grown over the past 40 years but its main objective stands – to promote the craft of miniature making and collecting throughout New Zealand and making it accessible to all those who are interested.
~ NZAME organises the biennial convention – held every two years in varying venues throughout NZ – with a multitude of attending traders plus members and clubs displays open to the public.
~ NZAME publishes (emailed out in pdf format) a twice-yearly colour magazine for members, filled with articles, profiles, Convention updates, special features/patterns/print outs and workshops plus member and Club news and contributions
~ NZAME also run tutor training courses throughout New Zealand on a regular basis, training miniaturists in the art and skills required to teach and tutor others – thus enhancing the skills available throughout the clubs and indeed New Zealand’s entire miniaturing fraternity.
Miniature clubs have spread in abundance all over New Zealand with NZAME’s help.
There are now 22 individually run clubs operating throughout the country. Many of these clubs have members who are also members of NZAME. Miniature making and collecting is an extremely fast growing hobby – not only in New Zealand but overseas as well.
~ NZAME helps to bring this amazing hobby to public attention with shows and displays, also its support of the clubs around New Zealand, both big and small.
~ NZAME allows and encourages miniaturists to find and use its facilities, contacts and information to enhance a hobby … that is limited only by the limits you put on your own imagination !
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