Monday, 4 August 2014, 6pm, Auditorium, Free
Join us and Scholastic New Zealand to hear five top New Zealand authors describe the ideas and inspirations behind each book in the fascinating Kiwis at War series.Book now
19 June 2014 - 1 February 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.
Saturday 9, and Sunday 10 August 2014, 10am – 4pm
Immerse yourself in multiple stories of the First World War through talks, gallery tours, music and poems.
by Julie Senior
How do you assess ancient maps or charts, without risking further deterioration? How much restoration is too much? Auckland Museum’s map librarian Julie Senior faced a huge challenge preparing a 125-year-old chart for display in the Entangled Islands exhibition.
Out on loan
On loan to the National Museum of Scotland
James Crichton’s Victoria Cross is on loan to the National Museum of Scotland’s to help explore the stories of the Scottish diaspora and the war experiences of Commonwealth nations during the First World War.
Auckland Museum upholds its civic function as a
war memorial by leading a wide-ranging and original programme to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.
One of our major resources is the Cenotaph database, a biographical database of New Zealanders who have served in the military.