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Through objects, photographs and video, this small display looks at the practice of tattooing, from its origins as a sacred art to its application on contemporary merchandise.
Join the Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir for this concert in remembrance of WWI, featuring songs of loss, tragedy, hope, and the triumph of human spirit.
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.
Being Chinese in Aotearoa: A photographic journey celebrates Chinese life in New Zealand.
Auckland Museum is opening up access to its Pacific treasures collection and creating stronger connections with Auckland’s Pacific communities.
This display was developed in partnership with the Holy Trinity Cathedral team to celebrate the upcoming consecration of the cathedral in October 2017, and to tell this Auckland story relating to both the past and the present.
During each of the six upcoming Pacific Language Weeks, Te Oro will come alive with the sounds, language, stories, colour and beauty of Pacific islands culture. A free day of cultural celebrations for all!
Discover amazing things as you investigate and explore the fascinating creatures and curiosities of the Weird & Wonderful gallery.
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.
In this talk, NIWA's Freshwater Biosecurity & Principal Scientist Paul Champion will give an overview of NZ’s freshwater plants, the strategies they employ to stay alive, the threats they face and potential ways to conserve them.
Join us in celebrating 150 years of the Auckland Museum Institute and discover the role their forward-thinking founders played in laying the foundations for this Museum and its world-class collections.
Come along to Math Craft and knit a mathematical knot, crochet a Möbius strip, fold an origami octahedron and learn more about the links between maths and craft.
Gather ’round for a fun and interactive storytelling experience in our Weird & Wonderful gallery. Bring the whole family to Storytime — and get ready to listen, learn, clap and play.
Jagt Singh was an Indian New Zealander who served with the Auckland Mounted Rifles in the First World War.
Find the perfect gift in our Museum Store. Our diverse range of gifts includes artwork, jewellery, homewares and beauty products.
Look out for our roadshow unit in your community as we come to discover, connect and share stories of those who served.
Students have the opportunity to explore Auckland Museum galleries and select objects to inspire their own work and portfolios.
Our new Memorial Discovery Centre, Pou Maumahara, opened in November 2016. It is a place for visitors to research and make personal discoveries about New Zealand servicemen and women.
Auckland Museum is proud to have a strong Pacific dimension, and is working to build on this to ensure our Pacific collections and communities are embraced and celebrated.
Whether you're looking for quality gifts or a special memento of your visit, the Museum has the best in gifts and souvenirs.
Treasures from Fiji are the second collection group to be explored, which includes over 1500 objects. 'Nai Yau Vakaviti: Na Ka Mareqeti' is the name the Fijian community has gifted to the project.
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.
Join our moderator Leonie Hayden and panel guests as they question whether it's time to review New Zealand's international allies and stand up for our values.
Join our moderator Russell Brown and panel guests as they debate the idea of privilege - who has it and how is it impacting the society we live in?
A 20 strong team of researchers will soon be undertaking a trip into our big blue backyard to discover more about this largely unexplored area.
Help us do more. Donate now and be part of your Museum’s journey to stimulate inspiration, learning and enjoyment.
Positioned in the heart of the Museum and above the Grand Foyer, the Champagne Mezzanine is the Museum’s latest addition to the suite of exceptional spaces for hire.
Search more than one million catalogue records from Auckland Museum’s natural sciences, human history and documentary heritage collections.
Join us and the Royal New Zealand Air Force Association to commemorate the Battle of Britain and to remember all those who have fallen in the Air Forces.
The museum approached sculptor Denis O’Connor, and gave him a simple brief: to design a cartouche which featured the list of 110 donors.
In celebration of our current exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017, we decided to seek out the hidden photographic talents of our Museum whanau and share their passion for the medium with a few select images from their personal collections.
In this series, we interview some of the finalists from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year about their winning shot and more...
Two tiny insects puzzled entomologists for many years - where did they belong in the grand classification scheme of the Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps, and parasistic wasps)?
Join our Armistice Day memorial service as we remember all those who served and those who have given their lives in military service.
Join us on Remembrance Sunday to reflect on the sacrifices of our servicemen and women.
One hundred years on from the Battle of Passchendaele, join us for this commemorative service, a time to reflect and remember the sacrifices made in the hope of securing lasting peace.
Join us for a symposium commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele.
For the past five weeks, Susan Tolich has worked as a Wikimedian at Auckland Museum populating the pages of female artists to help address the fact that women are under-represented in articles and as contributors to Wikipedia, the world's biggest encylopedia.
By collaborating with volunteers and other members of the public, we are working to ensure that whānau are able to connect with their ancestors and discover the exact memorial where family members are publicly remembered.
A poster in te reo at the Auckland Museum library needed researching. What was the mystery event at Waihi Marae, Taupo on 18 April 1959?
Entries now open for Auckland Museum Medals 2017.
Could New Zealand lead the way toward greater equality in the music scene? Join our panel as they discuss the dynamics and challenges of the industry, and what needs to change.
Who owns an idea? When does a conventional form become a unique and distinctive design? Auckland Museum recently acquired a brooch by contemporary jeweller Octavia Cook which explores these concepts, and responds to a particular situation in which she found herself in last year.
Explore New Zealand’s military heritage.
Auckland Museum's Collections Online database gives you advanced search tools that let you explore our collection in exciting new ways. More than 300,000 images are available to download and re-use for any purpose imaginable — even commercial use.
On International Museum Day, we'd like to raise a cheer for all the Pacific Island knowledge holders who have done wonders to enrich our taonga. Over the past year, we've been bringing knowledge holders from 13 nations into our collection rooms to share their knowledge about these treasures.
NZSA / Auckland Museum Research Grants now open for applications.
Discover the very best images of our environment and society from New Zealand's most popular photographic competition.
Come to the Museum and get up close to a selection of items from our collection.
Two bark-cloth broadsheets from the Fiji Times piqued the curiosity of our Project Conservator, Sabine Weik-Barton, so she did some detective work to discover if they were special commemorative editions.
Located in the Atrium of Auckland Museum, Columbus is known for its superb coffee and delicious range of freshly prepared meals and treats.
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