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Volume pays tribute to Ray Columbus, New Zealand music pioneer

By Russell Baillie
Fri, 2 Dec 2016

With the passing of Ray Columbus, New Zealand music has lost not just one of its greatest early stars but one of its most enduring champions.

Exhibition

Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa

28 Oct 2016 - 21 May 2017
SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS HALL, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

Celebrate the music of our nation with Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa, the first-ever major exhibition of New Zealand music. A home-grown, hands-on, ears-on exhibition, Volume explores the soundtracks of our lives through vibrant and interactive displays.

Exhibition

Taku Tāmaki – Auckland Stories South at MIT Manukau

Daily until Mar 2017, 9am - 5pm
MIT Manukau Campus, Manukau Train Station, Davies Ave, Manukau, Free

Celebrating the people and places of this diverse community, Taku Tāmaki – Auckland Stories South is the first Auckland Museum exhibition to be held in South Auckland.

WW100

Messages to Margaret

By Auckland Museum staff
Sun, 4 Dec 2016

Margaret Swarbrick was a dressmaker turned nurse who worked at a hospital in England that tended more than 20,000 New Zealand soldiers. She asked the men in her care to write in her 'autograph books'. Their sketches, photographs and messages reveal the lighter side of life in a WWI military hospital.

Research

Pacific Collection Access Project

27 May 2016 - 30 May 2019

Auckland Museum is opening up access to its Pacific treasures collection and creating stronger connections with Auckland’s Pacific communities.

Display

Wartime weddings

ON Display from Wed 20 Apr
WWII Hall of Memories

Marriage in wartime was far from conventional. This display celebrates two memorable weddings from the First and Second World Wars.

Kids and Family

Discovery Trail

Sat and Sun from 3 Dec, All day
Weird & Wonderful, Free with Museum Entry

Discover amazing things as you investigate and explore the fascinating creatures and curiosities of the Weird & Wonderful gallery.

Display

Treaty of Waitangi exhibit

On display from THU 10 Mar
Māori Court, free with Museum entry

Ka toro haere tēnei whakaaturanga i ētahi o ngā tātai kōrero mō Te Tiriti o Waitangi me nga āhuatanga o ngā whakataunga Tiriti ki Tāmaki Makaurau nei. This display explores some of the history surrounding the Treaty of Waitangi and Treaty settlement process here in Auckland.

War Memorial

Caesar the Anzac dog

One of the most beloved items in the Auckland War Memorial Museum's collections belonged not to a serviceperson, but to a canine hero.

Shopping

3D Puzzle - Auckland War Memorial Museum

NZ $29.99 FROM THE MUSEUM STORE

See if you can re-create the Museum in your own home with this 82-piece 3D puzzle.

Buy now
Exhibition

Home Front - Experiences of the First World War in New Zealand

26 FEB 2016 - 8 JAN 2017
SAINSBURY HORROCKS GALLERY, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

Focusing on life 'at home' during the First World War, the Home Front exhibition will explore how the events half a world away shaped lives at home. This is the third in a series of WWI Centenary commemorative exhibitions.

WW100

Community Cenotaph

Offsite and Online
Various locations until 2018

Look out for our roadshow unit in your community as we come to discover, connect and share stories of those who served.

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Shopping

Museum Store

Whether you're looking for quality gifts or a special memento of your visit, the Museum has the best in gifts and souvenirs.

Video

Raiza Biza feat Bianca Paulus - 'Get By'

VOLUME MUSEUM SESSIONS

Standing on the Museum rooftop with Auckland’s night skyline behind them, rapper Raiza Biza and Bianca Paulus deliver a hypnotic mix of mellow hip hop and jazz-laced beats in their performance of 'Get By'.

Online Cenotaph

Te Rangiataahua Kiniwe Royal

Te Rangiataahua Kiniwe Royal (Ngāti Ruakawa, Ngāti Tamaterā) fought in both the First and Second World Wars. He was Major in command of the 28th Māori Battalion's B Company when he was injured near Gazala in Libya.

Library

New books in the Library

Have you been inspired and want to learn more about topics explored at the Auckland Museum? Come and visit the Museum Library and read more about them.

Kids and Family

Storytime

Sat and Sun from 3 Dec, 11-11.30am
Weird and Wonderful, Free with Museum entry

Gather ’round for a fun and interactive storytelling experience in our Weird & Wonderful gallery. Bring the whole family to Storytime — and get ready to listen, learn, clap and play.

Explore and discover

Search the collection

Search more than one million catalogue records from Auckland Museum’s natural sciences, human history and documentary heritage collections.

Online Cenotaph

Stuart Alexander Maireriki Campbell

Much of what we know about Stuart Campbell comes from his brother's stories and poetry. Ella Johnson draws together the threads from these sources to write a history of her Great Uncle's military service.

Offsite

In Your Libraries

Wednesdays and Thursdays, Terms 3 and 4
9.30am, 11am and 1pm, Free

Auckland Museum's Library Outreach Programme is coming to a library near you! Join our educators as they explore Māori and Pacific culture and language in bilingual or full immersion sessions.

Event

Art Observational Drawing

Students have the opportunity to explore Auckland Museum galleries and select objects to inspire their own work and portfolios.

Online Cenotaph

Wiremu Paora

Lance Corporal Wiremu Paora (Ngāti Whātua) served in the First World War as part of the Pioneer Māori Battalion. He was injured in the battle of the Somme.

War Memorial

Online Cenotaph

Online Cenotaph is our digital social space where enthusiasts, families, and researchers can share and contribute to the records of those who served for Aotearoa New Zealand.

Collection

Maamingidae: A family of insects unique to NZ

Two tiny insects puzzled entomologists for many years - where did they belong in the grand classification scheme of the Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps, and parasistic wasps)?

Strategic plan

Read Future Museum

Our 20 year strategic plan guiding a process of transformational change over the next two decades.

Future Museum

Teu le Vā: The Pacific Dimension at Auckland Museum

Auckland Museum is proud to have a strong Pacific dimension, and is working to build on this to ensure our Pacific collections and communities are embraced and celebrated.

Research

Nai Yau Vakaviti: Na Ka Mareqeti

FIJI COLLECTION PROJECT
OCT 2016 - JUNE 2017

Treasures from Fiji are the second collection group to be explored, which includes over 1500 objects. 'Nai Yau Vakaviti: Na Ka Mareqeti' is the name the Fijian community has gifted to the project.

Get involved

Make a donation

Help us do more. Donate now and be part of your Museum’s journey to stimulate inspiration, learning and enjoyment.

Explore and discover

Artist: Numangatini Fraser Mackenzie

As part of the Pacific Collection Access Project, Auckland Museum and artist Numangatini Fraser Mackenzie co-curated a display. The display text was in both English and the Cook Islands language. The text was translated by Reverend William Hakaoro.

#KiwiNavy75th

The birth of the Royal New Zealand Navy

This year is the 75th anniversary of the creation of the Royal New Zealand Navy. To mark the occasion, we've delved into our collection to highlight some of the ships and service people that helped found New Zealand's modern navy.

War Memorial

Pou Maumahara Memorial Discovery Centre

Now open

Our new Memorial Discovery Centre, Pou Maumahara is a place for visitors to research and make personal discoveries about New Zealand servicemen and women.

Collection

Ko te pa (the pearl shell lure pendant)

In celebration of Tokelau Language Week (24 Oct – 30 Oct 2016) we have installed three pa in our Te Kākano display case. Luti Mekisa Fakaalofa selected the works and wrote both the English and Tuvalu language labels.

War Memorial

Pou Maumahara Memorial Discovery Centre

Now open

Our new Memorial Discovery Centre, Pou Maumahara, opens in November 2016. It will be a place for visitors to research and make personal discoveries about New Zealand servicemen and women.

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