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For #MuseumWeek , we quizzed our Curator of Manuscripts, Nina Finigan about some of her favourite objects in our collections. #WomenMW #AMCollections #HeritageMW
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
06/24/2017 at 02:00. Facebook
To celebrate National Volunteer Week, we caught up with Bill Gray, who is a volunteer in the Auckland Museum’s Collection Care team.

Bill has this week been assisting with carefully moving an art work into the Conservation Lab for some preservation work.

“The variety of the tasks is what I really enjoy, as well as the people. It’s a great team here and so friendly."

"I am very pleased to...
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To celebrate National Volunteer Week we caught up with Bill Gray who
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Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
06/23/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
This afternoon the All Blacks will face the British and Irish Lions at Eden Park in the 7th match of this year Lions Tour.

67 years ago it was the British Isles who faced New Zealand as part of the 1950 British Lions Tour to New Zealand, the first post-war tour made by the Lions.

Were you there? Or maybe a relative can remember this exciting fixture. Let us know in the comments!

If...
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This afternoon the All Blacks will face the British and Irish Lions
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
06/22/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
Voting is now open for the Auckland Photography People's Choice Awards!

You can view the 30 images for this year on our wallflower in the Museum Atrium and vote via the link below:

[ Photographyfestival.org.nz Link ]
Voting is now open for the Auckland Photography People's Choice Awards

Auckland Festival of Photography Art and Contemporary Art, People's Choice

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Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
06/22/2017 at 20:20. Facebook
For today's #MuseumWeek theme #BooksMW, we give you a The Little Kiwi's Matariki. Penned by author and illustrator, Nikki Slade Robinson, the book gives an explanation of Matariki, as well as a constellation map in te reo. Rawe!

So if you want to get your tamariki schooled up on Matariki, see here: [ Aucklandmuseum.com Link ]
For todays MuseumWeek theme BooksMW we give you a The Little Kiwis
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
06/21/2017 at 23:01. Facebook
To celebrate National Volunteer Week, we talk to Jenny Yang, who has been volunteering here for the last four months.

"I wanted to be a volunteer here as I am majoring in History and Asian Studies at the University of Auckland, and I graduate this year. I am also new to New Zealand, so volunteering helps me integrate more into New Zealand society."

"I like talking to people who came to New...
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To celebrate National Volunteer Week we talk to Jenny Yang who has
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
06/21/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
This week we are sharing stories from our Museum in celebration of Museum Week, the theme of which this year is #WomenMW.

Recently, our Associate Curator Applied Arts and Design Jane Groufsky met with Anita Turner-Williams, daughter of celebrated New Zealand fashion designer Vinka Lucas regarding a stunning new acquisition for the collection.

This dress (pictured) was discovered at Pt...
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Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
06/21/2017 at 20:30. Facebook
Recognise this mural? For today's #StoriesMW theme for #MuseumWeek, we wormhole back to the 1980s when artists turbo-charged the nuclear-free movement by creating a series of bold public artworks.

This studio shot shows artists Claudia Pond Eyley, Pat Hanly, John Eaden and Margaret Lawlor-Bartlett working on the mural piece that now sits on the corner of Karangahape and Ponsonby roads....
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Recognise this mural For todays StoriesMW theme for MuseumWeek we wormhole back
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
06/20/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
What was the mystery event at Waihi Marae, Taupo on 18 April 1959? A simple broadsheet poster written in te reo started a search for information in the Auckland Museum library.
Geraldine Warren, Collections Manager, Māori Resources at Auckland Museum, delves into this further at

Image caption: Man, possibly Hone Taiapa master carver, wearing duffle coat & hat, holding camera, points to a...
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What was the mystery event at Waihi Marae Taupo on 18 April
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
06/20/2017 at 20:05. Facebook
Did you catch Lorde, at our recent Volume exhibition? Our exhibition developer, Victoria Travers explains the significance behind her school shoes. "I remembered a story about her 2014 Grammy performance - that she had worn her old school shoes from Takapuna Grammar School. I thought at the time how savvy and grounded she is, making a wee sartorial nod to home and being a New Zealand...
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Did you catch Lorde at our recent Volume exhibition Our exhibition developer
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Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
06/19/2017 at 20:07. Facebook
For #sportsMW, we thought we'd feature Yvette Williams who hurdled, jumped, ran and threw her way into an illustrious athletic career during the 1950s.

During her career, she reaped an Olympic gold medal, four Empire Games golds and a world record thanks to a rigorous training schedule. "At lunchtime I'd train at the Domain. I ran in army boots for 30-45 minutes. The theory was that when I...
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For sportsMW we thought wed feature Yvette Williams who hurdled jumped ran
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David Husband
Anna Pepper
This week is Museum Week and the theme is women. So we're kicking off the week with a nod to New Zealand's first great cooking icon, AUNT DAISY, who shared her daily recipes over the radio throughout the '40s, '50s and '60s.

In 1942, she penned the iconic “Aunt Daisy’s Cookery Book” which contained a variety of war-time fare, such as Soldiers' Cake' and 'Khaki Sponge'. Published during the...
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This week is Museum Week and the theme is women So were
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Tonight the British and Irish Lions will take on the Māori All Blacks at the Rotorua International Stadium.

But back in 1959 Eden Park provided the venue when the British Isles faced the N.Z. Maoris as part of the British Lions Tour.

Maybe you were there? Let us know or tag a friend in the comments!

If you're in town for the tour make sure you pop in for a visit between games, we're open...
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Tonight the British and Irish Lions will take on the Māori All
In celebration of Matariki 2017 the museum will be illuminated sunshine orange each night until 2 July.

The particular colour is significant because at this time of year the Matariki constellation rises in the north east near the same point on the horizon as the sun.

If you’re visiting after hours to take a photo remember to share and tag #AucklandMuseum
In celebration of Matariki 2017 the museum will be illuminated sunshine orange
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Lídia Elias
A storage solution was needed that brought Rajah's twenty odd bones together, was safe, strong and secure but also compact, easily accessible and mobile if needed.

Craig Collier, Collections Storage Technician, describes how this was done at
A storage solution was needed that brought Rajahs twenty odd bones together
Christine Fabish
Lisa Arden
Chris Merlini
Graphic artist Ant Sang and writer Helene Wong tell us about the creative process behind their collaborative comic piece in our Being Chinese in Aotearoa exhibition.

To find out more about the exhibition, see here: [ Aucklandmuseum.com Link ]
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Blair Aickin
Chevy Horidori Rameka
Last week we were delighted to host Auckland photographer, KT Ho and Brett Aghan as part of Ho’s photographic project to document Chinese people reconnecting to ancestral objects. In these pictures, Brett holds the military ID tag worn by his grandfather Alfred Aghan who served as a member of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles in WW1. These tags are among other items associated with Alfred kindly...
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Last week we were delighted to host Auckland photographer KT Ho and
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Due to popular demand an extra Night at Auckland Museum has been added for Sunday 16 July. Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!
Due to popular demand an extra Night at Auckland Museum has been

SOLD OUT! Night at Auckland Museum: Wild Things

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Hayley Nicholas
Cherie Wright-Farrell
Lisa Millar
Feeding bread to birds is popular in New Zealand. But what does it mean for our urban native birds? Turns out it's not doing them any good.

Our Project Curator in Natural Sciences, Josie Galbraith, carried out a groundbreaking study on feeding birds for her Ph.D and the results are not what you might expect . Animation: Lu Davidson.
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Janet Fookes
Vaughan Udall
A new play: Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn which opened at Q Theatre this Friday 9th June has a special connection to the Museum.

Writer Paolo Rotondo received a 2015 Auckland Museum/New Zealand Society of Authors Research Grant to research the lives of early settlers to Aotearoa who landed at Kororāreka (modern day Russell), then labelled 'the hell-hole of the Pacific', to inform...
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A new play Kororāreka The Ballad of Maggie Flynn which opened at
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