Ntec and Techvana to bring gaming museum to Auckland
Will contain exhibition, event, and meeting space.
13 March 2015, 2:07 pm
Matt is the New Zealand editor of Gameplanet.
A new partnership has meant that Auckland will get its computer museum after all.
A partnership between Techvana and the National Tertiary Education Consortium will see the former’s museum idea become a reality.
Now known as Techvana, The Ntec New Zealand Computer Museum, the museum will occupy an entire floor of one of Ntec’s campus buildings at 25 Federal Street in Auckland’s CBD.
“This is only 100m from Fanshawe Street and puts Techvana close to the Viaduct and Wynyard Innovation Quarter,” said Techvana CEO Mark Barlow.
“This major boost for Techvana enables us to greenlight the project. We really appreciate Ntec’s support. It is a home from which we can continue to build on the concept and partnerships.”
Once renovations are complete, Techvana will have exhibition and event space, including meeting and education rooms, offices, and storage.
It will work with Ntec and its students on a number of projects, providing both work experience and connections to the broader IT industry.
“The partnership is part of Ntec’s strategy to provide education to its students for employment and enterprise,” said Ntec CEO Dr Sam Malafeh.
“We are looking forward to the partnership and believe it will be highly beneficial to both parties,”
Shareholders and supporters will be invited to preview the space in the coming weeks.
Techvana was previously fundraising to bring the museum to Auckland’s waterfront.
Taken from Gameplanet