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Offsite

Musing on museums: of ships and shoes and many things

Wed 29 Apr 2015, Discussion starts 6.30pm
Horse and Trap, 3 Enfield Street, Mt Eden

Museums around the world are facing new challenges and are evolving to meet them. Roy Clare scans the horizon and poses some questions for museums and the people who love them.

Event

UNESCO International Jazz Day – Le Va

Thu 30 Apr 2015, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Coastal and Origins Galleries, Free with Museum entry

Celebrate UNESCO International Jazz Day with a selection of fabulous jazz performances from local Pacific and Māori musicians.

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.

Exhibition

Gallipoli in Minecraft®

Fri 24 Apr – Sun 11 Oct 2015
Sainsbury Horrocks Gallery, Free With Museum Entry

Come and explore the Gallipoli campaign in an exhibition featuring the interactive world of Minecraft®.

Kids and Family

Storytime at the Museum

Sundays from 1 Mar, 10.30AM – 11AM
Weird and Wonderful, Free with Museum entry

Bring your children along for a fun and interactive storytelling experience before exploring our popular hands-on gallery Weird and Wonderful.

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Fazioli concert series

28 Jun - 9 Oct 2015
Auditorium, Adults $50, concessions and season tickets available

Back for an eighth season, the Fazioli International Piano Recital series opens in June with a performances from Nikolai Demidenko, Kirill Gerstein and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.

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Kids and Family

Clued In

Saturdays from 7 Mar, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Weird and Wonderful, Free With Museum Entry

Join the Weird and Wonderful team to play the game Clued In. Accept the challenge then explore the gallery to figure out which collection objects share a special connection.

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Towards a nation

On display until May 2015
Māori Court and Pacific Masterpieces, Free with Museum entry

How do we understand place and heritage in Aotearoa New Zealand today? This is one of the key questions explored in this new commemorative display, which looks back to the origins of our nation.

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Creative crafts

Sundays from 1 Mar, 11.30am – 3.30pm
Weird and Wonderful, Entry by donation

Drop in for creative fun inspired by our collections and galleries. Draw a picture or create your own crafty artefact to take home.

War Memorial

Online Cenotaph

Online Cenotaph is our digital social space where enthusiasts, families, and researchers can share their interconnecting experiences of New Zealand servicemen and women.

Special programme

Waitangi 175 - Gallery Trail

Open daily until Sep 2015
Ground Floor Galleries, Free with Museum entry

2015 marks the 175th anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi. Through a selection of objects and a pictorial display, we examine new aspects of the Treaty.

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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.

Event

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra presents Letters in Wartime

Mon 25 May 2015, 6.30pm
Event Centre, Tickets $25, Concessions available

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra presents a concert commemorating the Gallipoli armistice.

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WW100

The Gallipoli Landings

Sat 11 Apr – Sat 30 May 2015
Museum Library, Free with Museum entry

Private Raymond Danvers Baker’s diary gives a first-hand account Anzac Cove landings of 1915. See Private Baker’s diary on display in the Museum Library, alongside photographs taken by other soldiers during the campaign.

Online Cenotaph

Sidney James Goodyear

Sidney James Goodyear served in the New Zealand Field Artillery from 1914 to 1918. He was part of the 4th Howitzer Battery, which was the first battery to land at Gallipoli.

Online Cenotaph

Harding Waipuke Leaf

Harding Waipuke Leaf was born on 6 October 1890 in Whirinaki, Hokianga and was of Ngāpuhi and Te Hikutu descent. Leaf served in both the First and Second World Wars.

WW100

Gallipoli in Minecraft® learning kit

As part of our centenary education programme, Auckland Museum is using the popular Minecraft® game to engage students with the events that occurred at Gallipoli in 1915.

Online Cenotaph

Charlotte Le Gallais

Charlotte Le Gallais nursed at Auckland Hospital and was one of ten nurses selected for the first voyage of the New Zealand Hospital Ship 'Maheno' bound for Gallipoli in 1915.

WW100

Anzac Day commemorations

On Saturday 25 April, 100 years on from the Gallipoli landings, we honour and remember New Zealanders who have served, and commemorate the loss of life and of innocence.

Anzac Day

Lest We Forget finalists' readings

Sat 25 Apr 2015, 1pm
WWI Sanctuary, Free

Meet the finalists of our poetry competition as they share their thoughts and read their works.

Exhibition

Taku Tāmaki - Auckland Stories

OPENS 29 MAY 2015
SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS HALL, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

Opening in late May the Museum's next major exhibition will celebrate this great city, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

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