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To help celebrate our new exhibit, Being Chinese in Aotearoa, we have a facsimile of a rare seventeenth-century Ming Dynasty work, originally published in 1644, currently on display in the Library.

The four books of Shi zhu zhai jian, published in 1952, feature some 250 pages of colour and black and white woodcuts, woodblock prints, and relief printing – early examples of multicolour...
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Shi zhu zhai jian pu [Ten Bamboo Studio letter paper]
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From the suits of Split Enz to the knee make-up of Sandy Edmonds - explore the looks of New Zealand music in our latest #AMVolume long read.

Get the stories behind the clothes, hear from designers, and relive some of the most outrageous sartorial moments in New Zealand music history.

Dressing up the New Zealand sound
Thanks to Side Project Films for this fantastic footage of the Lantern Festival taking place in Auckland Domain over the weekend.

If you visited the Museum and took part in one of our many Lantern Festival events and activities we'd love to see your photos! You can share them on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #AMLantern.
Do you have a passion for music and podcasting? Are you between 16 & 25 years old? Or do you know someone that is?

If you answered ‘yes’ to the above then we want you for the Volume Scene Report in partnership with RNZ.

Check out our website for info on how to get involved and to submit a pitch!

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Volume Scene Report: Podcast series
A form of martial arts that involves pouring tea? Intrigued?

Join us for a performance of Sichuan Gong Fu Cha this Lantern Festival weekend and discover more about this incredible skill, today from 1:30pm in the Museum Atrium.

If you're visiting this weekend we'd love to see your photos, remember to share with #AMLantern
Last night we celebrated the opening of 华夏人与长白云故乡 Being Chinese in Aotearoa: A photographic journey.

Our latest exhibition explores 175 years of Chinese life in New Zealand through close to 100 compelling and rarely seen photographs, contemporary artworks by graphic artist Ant Sang and writer Helene Wong. As well as interactive digital experiences and exquisite Chinese treasures from the...
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Celebrate the New Year Mongolian style with Nair Ensemble, performing on stage in the Museum Atrium from 1:30pm, experience traditional Mongolian instruments and throat singing.

Supported by the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

If you're visiting this weekend we'd love to see your photos, remember to share with #AMLantern
In celebration of the Lantern Festival this coming weekend we are illuminating our Museum red and gold each night this week.

If you’re in the domain why not join in the celebration by posting your photos to Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #AMLantern.
Graham Reid recently gave The Chills a tour of our current exhibition Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa, find out what the band got up to in this great article by The Spinoff.

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The Chills visit Volume: 'I can't sit back and enjoy a lot of the early Flying Nun stuff'
The Macang Dance Co.瑪倉舞團 join us this weekend for a series of exciting performances of traditional Chinese drumming as part of our Lantern Festival Programme.

Enjoy the performances this coming Sat 11 and Sun 12 Feb between 5:30pm & 8:30pm, for our full programme see:

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“#WIP Anita prepping space for object label on this 1970s era Kuki Airani lamp shade made with love and rito by a Manihiki community group, gifted to the NZ based President of PPSEAWA at the time, Mrs E. Nieuwkirk. #polyretro”
- Leone Samu Tui capturing a behind-the-scenes moment from the Pacific Collection Access Project and #AkairoateTaunga.

Learn more and explore the Cook Islands...
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1975 - Present — Healing the Past, Building a Future

The Waitangi Tribunal was set up to investigate Crown breaches of the Treaty, hearing claims dating back to 1840 — settlements included some land returns, compensation, and an apology from the Crown.

The settlement with Waikato-Tainui tribes included a formal apology from Queen Elizabeth II — the first time the Crown has apologised to an...
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1977-1978 — A Landmark Protest

Members of the Auckland iwi (tribe) Ngāti Whātua occupy land at Bastion Point for 17 months.

They are eventually evicted in the country's largest police operation up to that time.

The Crown later admits the land had been unfairly acquired.

Read about the protest at Bastion Point:

Image caption: Taihoa Mastion Point. Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga...
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1914 — From one King to another

Māori King, Te Rata Mahuta, sailed to London to make a direct appeal to King George V over land grievances.

The response is the same as it has been for decades: this is a matter for the New Zealand government to decide.

Image caption: Miles and Kaye (1914). Māori Mission to England, 1914; an attempt to rectify Māori grievances with a direct appeal to the...
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6 February 1840 — Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi

British officials and more than 40 Māori chiefs signed the Treaty of Waitangi in the Bay of Islands.

Copies were then sent throughout New Zealand and were signed by approximately 500 rangatira (leaders).

Expectations and understandings of the treaty differed between Māori and Europeans.

Image caption: The Waitangi Sheet, one of the nine...
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October 1769 — Captain Cook

English explorer James Cook arrived, charting New Zealand and providing Europe with knowledge on the Māori people.

Tahitian navigator Tupaia played a crucial role as interpreter, and was welcomed by some Māori as a tohunga (priest, navigator, scholar).

Image caption: Admiralty office (1772). Chart of New Zealand explored in 1769 and 1770. Auckland War Memorial...
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1200s - 1700s — The People of this Land

Māori lived in small self governing iwi (tribes) around New Zealand, descended from Polynesian navigators who arrived here in the late 1200s.

Māori are tangata whenua - the "people of this land."

Image caption: Heaphy, C. (1977, ca.1850). Lithograph of ‘Rangitoto Id., extinct volcano. No.2, ca 1850” Auckland War Memorial Museum. PD-PR-H43(8).

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Our Museum has been recognised as an example of best practice in the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) most recent 'data of the web'.

Founded by Tim Berners-Lee, the W3C sets and maintains the standards that help make the web work.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum’s Collections Online recognised by The World Wide Web Consortium
We mark the second anniversary of Online Cenotaph by celebrating the achievements of one of our most prolific contributors.

Relaunched in January 2015, Online Cenotaph provides a record of individual New Zealanders’ service in international conflicts that researchers, organisations and members of the public can enrich with stories, images and documents.

See more at:

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In celebration of Auckland Anniversary Day - [ Link ] and the first year that Laneways is held in the city, did you know that Albert Park has 3.5km of sealed tunnels that were originally constructed as air raid shelters during WWII?

Head to Collections Online for more images on what lies beneath Albert Park.

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