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Exhibition

Tungaru: the Kiribati project

5 July - 23 November 2014, Pacific Galleries
Free with Museum entry

‘Tungaru: The Kiribati Project’ is a collaboration between contemporary New Zealand artists, Chris Charteris and Jeff Smith. The exhibition references the larger global issues of climate change, over-population and threats to traditional cultures.

Exhibition

WOW® World of Wearable Art™

21 November 2014 – Sunday 22 March 2015, Special Exhibitions Hall
Free With Museum Entry

Art and fashion collide in a world-first, exclusive to Auckland Museum. Get up close with WOW® World of WearableArt™ in what is arguably New Zealand’s most creative exhibition.

Shopping

Buy prints from the Auckland Museum collection

Starting at NZ$59

A selection of beautiful prints from the Museum collection is now available as high quality archival prints. Select your size and framing preference and have Museum quality artwork delivered to your door.

Exhibition

Entangled Islands

19 June 2014 - 15 March 2015, Sainsbury Horrocks Gallery
Free with Museum entry

The first in a series of exhibitions about the New Zealand war experience. Using the many perspectives and experiences of those involved, the exhibition will tell the lesser-known story of New Zealand's first action in WWI, the occupation of German Sāmoa.

Event

Māori cultural performance

Daily, 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm**
Performances run for 30mins, Charges apply

Enjoy a vibrant and entertaining glimpse of Māori culture at Tāmaki Paenga Hira in engaging performance which culminates in a high-energy, spine-tingling version of the world-famous haka.

Out on loan

Carving of Ngāpuhi chief Hongi Hika

A small wooden head depicting Ngāpuhi chief Hongi Hika, carved by Hongi himself in 1814 from a fencepost, features in an exhibition showcasing missionary Samuel Marsden’s legacy at the Hocken Library.

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Research

Search the Cenotaph database

One of our major resources is the Cenotaph database, a biographical database of New Zealanders who have served in the military.

Shopping

Shop online

Browse through a selection of gifts inspired by our collection at our new online store. You’ll find everything from tea towels that double as kitchen artworks to ceramics and garden sculptures crafted by local Auckland artists.

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