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Event

2014 Anzac Day Commemorations

25 April 2014

Join us on ANZAC Day as we look ahead to the centenary of the beginning of World War I in August.

Competition

Lest We Forget Poetry Competition

Anzac Day, 25 April 2014, 1pm, World War One Sanctuary

Our panel of Museum writers and curators would like to thank everyone who entered our competition. The response was fantastic with over 280 entries received. Come hear the finalists read their poems on Anzac Day.

Exhibition

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

25 APRIL - 3 AUGUST 2014, SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS HALL, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, features 100 awe-inspiring back-lit images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breathtaking wild landscapes.

Blog

Robin Morrison’s work through contemporary eyes

As part of our exhibition A Decade of Days – Auckland through Robin Morrison’s eyes, we collaborated with Manukau Institute of Technology, Fresh Gallery Otara, the public and invited experts to explore people, places and themes represented by photographs within the exhibition.

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.

Exhibition

A Decade of Days – Auckland through Robin Morrison’s eyes

Open daily until Sunday 4 May 2014, Sainsbury Horrocks Gallery, Level 2, Free with Museum entry

Robin Morrison was one of New Zealand’s most celebrated photojournalists. His striking, unpretentious images allowed us to see ourselves, and our way of life, as if for the first time. 'A Decade of Days' features a selection of Robin’s black and white photographs of his city, Auckland, from 1971 to 1985.

News

Auckland Museum’s lasting legacy thanks to Lottery Grants Board

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Auckland War Memorial Museum will take its WWI centenary commemorations ‘to the people’ after receiving significant funding from the Lottery Grants Board.

Event

Intrepid Explorer: Walk on the Wild Side

Monday - Friday, from 21 April – 2 May 2014 (excluding ANZAC Day), 10.30AM, 11.30AM, 1PM

There are some fairly wild animals at Auckland Museum, but you won’t be in danger. Join our intrepid explorer, Pennsylvania ‘Penny’ Smith, as she roams the galleries looking for wildlife to shoot (with her camera).

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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.

Gallery

Scars on the Heart

These award-winning twin galleries present the human cost of war. They cover the New Zealand Wars, the Anglo-Boer War, the First and Second World Wars, the Asian conflicts and our armed forces involvement in recent United Nations peacekeeping missions.

Remembrance

World War One Sanctuary

Inscribed on the walls of the Sanctuary are the 7297 names of New Zealanders from the Auckland Province who died in the First World War. Almost a third of them have no known grave.

Archaeology

Surveying the garden complexes at Tamewhera

In February a team of researchers from Auckland Museum and the University of Auckland travelled to Ahuahu Great Mercury to examine the history of Māori occupation on the island.

Shop

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 from our partner, Gallery Prints. Select your size and framing preference and have museum quality artwork delivered to your door.

Event

The Great War: a global history, 1914 – 1918 centenary talks

Wednesdays 14 May – 11 Jun, 7pm – 9.30pm, Auditorium and Te Korowai Room

Join Dr Maartje Abbenhuis, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Auckland, for an insight into The Great War. Maartje will be connecting with our collections through her series of talks, integrating images of the museum’s buildings, commemorative sections and displays

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News

Experience the World of WearableArt

Thursday, 3 April 2014

A brand new exhibition from the World of WearableArt™ (WOW) opens on the 21st November at Auckland War Memorial Museum prior to embarking on a worldwide tour.

Event

The Evolution of Goodness

Tuesday 6 May 2014, Events Centre, $15 (Concessions available)

Professor Lee Dugatkin asks why, in a world supposedly governed by ruthless survival of the fittest, do we see acts of goodness in both animals and humans?

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Illuminate 2014 - Duty and Adventure

Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 April 2014, Sunset until 10pm, Northern Façade, Free

Curated by acclaimed New Zealand filmmaker Gaylene Preston, the film will display compelling WWI footage, brought to life, for the first time, with a contemporary soundtrack commissioned especially for the occasion.

Strategic plan

Read Future Museum

Future Museum is our 20 year strategic plan that will guide a process of transformational change over the next two decades.

Exhibition

From the Summit - Extended season

Open daily until 4 May 2014, Sainsbury Horrocks Pictorial Gallery, Level Two, Free

Due to overwhelming interest, the Museum has extended the season of this intimate exhibition. Using cutting-edge technology, From the Summit projects the incredible story of the original ascent to Mt Everest, onto a scale model of the mountain.

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