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WW100

New Zealand goes to war: a commemorative service

Friday, 29 August 2014, 4.30pm, Court of Honour, Northern Façade, Free

Take part as the Museum and WW100 host a national commemorative service marking New Zealand’s first overseas action in the war — the occupation of German Sāmoa.

Guest lecture

WWI: 100 years on with Sir Hew Strachan

29 August 2014, 7:30pm, Auditorium, Tickets $10 - concessions available

Hear internationally renowned British historian Sir Hew Strachan, for a one-night-only guest lecture. The tickets for the Sir Hew's talk in the Auditorium have sold out. The tickets now on sale are for seating in the Auditorium lobby. The talk will be broadcast on screens in the lobby.

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WW100

New Zealand goes to war: a commemorative service

Friday, 29 August 2014, 4.30pm, Court of Honour, Northern Façade, Free

Take part as the Museum and WW100 host a national commemorative service marking New Zealand’s first overseas action in the war — the occupation of German Sāmoa.

Guest lecture

WWI: 100 years on with Sir Hew Strachan

29 August 2014, 7:30pm, Auditorium, Tickets $10 - concessions available

Hear internationally renowned British historian Sir Hew Strachan, for a one-night-only guest lecture. The tickets for the Sir Hew's talk in the Auditorium have sold out. The tickets now on sale are for seating in the Auditorium lobby. The talk will be broadcast on screens in the lobby.

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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.

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.

Urbanlife

Hip Hop Ed Forum Aotearoa

4 - 5 September 2014, Onsite and Offsite

Take part in the Hip Hop Ed Forum Aotearoa and learn about how the cultural movement of Hip Hop can be used as a lens to explore and express issues that affect youth today.

Urbanlife

Hip Hop Ed Forum Aotearoa

4 - 5 September 2014, Onsite and Offsite

Take part in the Hip Hop Ed Forum Aotearoa and learn about how the cultural movement of Hip Hop can be used as a lens to explore and express issues that affect youth today.

Exhibition

Still Life: inside the Antarctic huts of Scott and Shackleton

27 August - 5 October 2014, Special Exhibitions Hall, Free with Museum entry

Step ‘inside’ the historic huts of Antarctic explorers Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton in an immersive audiovisual experience*, created by renowned New Zealand photographer Jane Ussher and the Antarctic Heritage Trust.

Exhibition

Still Life: inside the Antarctic huts of Scott and Shackleton

27 August - 5 October 2014, Special Exhibitions Hall, Free with Museum entry

Step ‘inside’ the historic huts of Antarctic explorers Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton in an immersive audiovisual experience*, created by renowned New Zealand photographer Jane Ussher and the Antarctic Heritage Trust.

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

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.

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.

Exhibition

Entangled Islands

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.

Exhibition

Entangled Islands

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.

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

Voices of men

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 7:30pm, WWI Sanctuary, Adults $20, Students $15

Sāmoan bass-baritone James Ioelu, pianist Richard Liu and trumpet player Bill Stoneham perform three new song cycles from composer Janet Jennings.

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Event

2014 Lucy Cranwell Lecture - New Zealand’s native forests

3 September 2014, 7pm, Auditorium

Dr Peter Bellingham from Landcare Research presents the 2014 Lucy Cranwell lecture, which looks at the extent to which New Zealand’s native forests are driven by natural disturbances and influenced by invasive plants and animals.

Blog

One journey never taken by Captain Scott

by Wilma Blom

It is the smallest of collection items, yet this scrap of paper is a profound reminder of the transitory nature of our lives. For years this unclipped rail ticket was overlooked in the vast collection of ephemera at Auckland Museum until its re-discovery by curator Wilma Blom.

Event

WWI Sāmoa: voices from the pacific

Saturday, 30 and Sunday, 31 August 2014, 10am - 4pm

In the weekend following the national commemoration, the Museum presents a range of rich and vibrant programmes that will explore New Zealand’s presence in Sāmoa during WWI.

Event

WWI Sāmoa: voices from the pacific

Saturday, 30 and Sunday, 31 August 2014, 10am - 4pm

In the weekend following the national commemoration, the Museum presents a range of rich and vibrant programmes that will explore New Zealand’s presence in Sāmoa during WWI.

Blog

One journey never taken by Captain Scott

by Wilma Blom

It is the smallest of collection items, yet this scrap of paper is a profound reminder of the transitory nature of our lives. For years this unclipped rail ticket was overlooked in the vast collection of ephemera at Auckland Museum until its re-discovery by curator Wilma Blom.

Event

2014 Lucy Cranwell Lecture - New Zealand’s native forests

3 September 2014, 7pm, Auditorium

Dr Peter Bellingham from Landcare Research presents the 2014 Lucy Cranwell lecture, which looks at the extent to which New Zealand’s native forests are driven by natural disturbances and influenced by invasive plants and animals.

Event

Voices of men

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 7:30pm, WWI Sanctuary, Adults $20, Students $15

Sāmoan bass-baritone James Ioelu, pianist Richard Liu and trumpet player Bill Stoneham perform three new song cycles from composer Janet Jennings.

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Research

Researching the biology of great white sharks

Thursday, 21 August 2014

A great white shark dissection took place at Auckland Museum led by Head of Natural Sciences Tom Trnski and Department of Conservation Technical Advisor Marine Clinton Duffy.

Research

Researching the biology of great white sharks

Thursday, 21 August 2014

A great white shark dissection took place at Auckland Museum led by Head of Natural Sciences Tom Trnski and Department of Conservation Technical Advisor Marine Clinton Duffy.

Event

Māori cultural performance

Daily, 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 35mins, Charges apply

Our Māori cultural performance is recognised as being one of the leading Māori cultural experiences in New Zealand, culminating in the world famous haka.

Event

Māori cultural performance

Daily, 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 35mins, Charges apply

Our Māori cultural performance is recognised as being one of the leading Māori cultural experiences in New Zealand, culminating in the world famous haka.

Collection highlight

Mary Gould sketchbook

Mary Gould was a NZ Army nurse who served on hospital ships throughout WWI. Her sketchbook contains numerous contributions from patients and the people she met along her journey.

Collection highlight

Mary Gould sketchbook

Mary Gould was a NZ Army nurse who served on hospital ships throughout WWI. Her sketchbook contains numerous contributions from patients and the people she met along her journey.

Event

LATE: the new explorers

Monday, 8 September 2014, Doors open 5:30 (talk begins 7pm), Adults $20, Members $10, Events Centre

What is it that drives the likes of Sir Edmund Hillary, Ernest Shackleton, or Peter Jackson to climb to new heights, explore unknown realms, or create great film odysseys? And can we bottle it?

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LATE: the new explorers

Monday, 8 September 2014, Doors open 5:30 (talk begins 7pm), Adults $20, Members $10, Events Centre

What is it that drives the likes of Sir Edmund Hillary, Ernest Shackleton, or Peter Jackson to climb to new heights, explore unknown realms, or create great film odysseys? And can we bottle it?

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Event

The Hillary Lecture 2014 – an evening with Eleanor Catton

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014, 6pm, Events Centre, $40, Members $30

In this talk and Q+A session hosted by journalist Noelle McCarthy, Eleanor will discuss the research that went into her award-winning novel The Luminaries, one of the most talked about books of 2013. Member pre-sales are open now.

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Event

The Hillary Lecture 2014 – an evening with Eleanor Catton

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014, 6pm, Events Centre, $40, Members $30

In this talk and Q+A session hosted by journalist Noelle McCarthy, Eleanor will discuss the research that went into her award-winning novel The Luminaries, one of the most talked about books of 2013. Member pre-sales are open now.

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