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Exhibition

Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu

30 June 2016 - 11 September 2016
Special Exhibitions Hall, Free with Museum entry

Step inside this unique world of beautifully crafted objects in this new exhibition. Acclaimed artists Areta Wilkinson and Te Rongo Kirkwood showcase their artwork alongside historical objects from the Museum’s collection.

Smart Talk

Auckland Museum Smart Talk: Object Unrest

FRI 26 AUG, 6.30PM
ATRIUM, $5, Bookings required

Auckland’s Objectspace brings us ‘Object Unrest’. Makers, designers, students, teachers, curators, writers and collectors from around the country will explore the state of contemporary practice in the fields of craft, applied art and design.

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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.

Event

Saturday Symposium

SAT 27 AUG, 10am - 4pm
AUDITORIUM, FREE

Join Objectspace and Auckland Museum for a symposium exploring the shifting state of contemporary practice in the fields of craft, applied art and design.

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.

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.

General

Cultural Festival 2016

Sat 17 - Sun 18 sep, 10am - 4pm
Atrium, Weird & Wonderful Gallery, Auditorium

The Cultural Festival 2016 celebrates the vibrant art and culture of our local Asian Communities. Take part and enjoy musical performances, martial arts showcases, arts and crafts, tea ceremonies, traditional games and more.

Blog

Food as collection object

BY MEGAN HARVEY, CERYS DAVIDSON, AND CORALIE O'HARA
22 AUG 2016

Museum collections contain a wide variety of object types, each requiring their own storage solution. One of the more challenging types of object is food.

Offsite

Sister Anzac: Pop-up display

23 Aug - 28 Aug 2016
Q Theatre

During the season of Sister Anzac at Q Theatre, visit Auckland Museum’s mini pop-up display with rarely-seen images from the First World War alongside items from our manuscript collections around nursing during WWI.

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.

Event

LATE: From #Slacktivism to Activism

MON 5 SEP, 6pm
Event Centre, ADULTS $20, STUDENTS AND INSTITUTE MEMBERS $10

The internet has increased opportunities for large-scale online social participation. Rebellion is trending. But how is online awareness transformed into action on the ground?

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.

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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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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.

Kids and Family

Discovery Trail

Sat (except school holidays) 10am – 5pm
Weird & Wonderful, Free with Museum Entry

Discover amazing things as you investigate and explore the Weird & Wonderful gallery using interactive labels.

Event

Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Seminar

Tue 13 Sep, 9am – 4.30pm
Auditorium, $30 + booking fee

The Hauraki Gulf Forum's seventh annual seminar is back on 13 September 2016.​ Navigate our Gulf with inspiring thinkers, doers, innovators and kaitiaki.

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Event

Art Classes - Observational Drawing

This programme gives students the opportunity to observe and draw items of cultural and community significance from across the Museum collection.

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.

Event

LATE at Auckland Museum

Season nine, Aug - Nov 2016
Events Centre

Join us for our annual LATE series of curated evenings, including panel discussions, live performances, late-night exhibition openings, and delicious food and drink.

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Offsite

In Your Libraries

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

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.

Kids and Family

Storytime

Sat & Sun, 4 Jun - 28 Aug, 11am - 11.30am, 2pm - 2.30pm
Weird and Wonderful, Free with Museum entry

Gather 'round for a fun and interactive storytelling experience. Bring the whole family and get ready to listen, learn, clap and play.

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.

Event

Fazioli concert series

29 JUL - 12 NOV 2016
Auditorium, Adults $50, concessions and season tickets available

Back for a ninth season, the legendary Fazioli piano recital series returns to the Museum for four stellar performances over winter.

Strategic plan

Read Future Museum

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tour

Special interest tours

2 May 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
Tours are $10 per person

Bookable tours for New Zealand groups of seniors.

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