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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.

Guest lecture

Powering the future

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 6pm, Auditorium, Free

New Zealand is poised at the forefront of a huge new industry based on high-temperature superconductors. This third talk in the ‘Ten by Ten’ series outlines how New Zealand scientists have been pivotal in the slow task of making superconductors more practical.

Event

Matariki art market

Sunday, 27 July 2014, 10am - 5pm, Atrium and Māori Court, Free with Museum entry

Matariki art market at the Museum celebrates the skill and innovation of Māori artists, musicians, performers and poets.

Blog

Mapping the conservation of a chart

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.

Exhibition

Dinosaur Footprints

13 June - 27 July 2014, Origins Gallery, Free with Museum entry

There was a time when dinosaurs walked New Zealand. We have the dinosaur footprints to prove it, and they're on display amongst our dinosaur residents in the Origins Gallery.

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.

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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.

WW100

Illuminate - Duty and Adventure

Sunday 3 - Tuesday 5 August 2014, 6 - 10pm, Northern Façade, Free (*7pm on Tuesday, 5 August)

In the lead up to the start of the centenary, the Museum hosts a special encore screening of Gaylene Preston’s 2014 Illuminate film ‘Duty and Adventure’.

Collection highlight

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

To celebrate Māori Language Week 2014 we'll be posting Māori language documents from our collection in Te Reo Māori

Event

Enlist now - centenary launch weekend

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.

Out on loan

James Crichton’s Victoria Cross

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.

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.

WW100

WWI centenary programme

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.

Blog

Matariki puts spotlight on environmental causes

by Andrea Stevens

The rising of the star constellation known as Matariki is an important time in the Māori calendar. The team at the forefront of Auckland Museum's Matariki celebrations reflect on its historic significance and how it now plays a pivotal role in highlighting environmental awareness.

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.

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.

WW100

Play It Strange’s ‘The Calling’ finalist performances

Saturday, 9 August 2014, 4.15PM, Auditorium, Free with Museum entry

Come and listen to the winner and four runner-ups in Play It Strange’s ‘The Calling’ song writing competition.

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Event

LATE: The cult of food

Monday, 11 August 2014, 6pm, Adults $20, Members $10, Events Centre

If you are what you eat then who are we as New Zealanders? First up in the this year’s LATE series we take a bite out of the mouth-watering topic of food.

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Event

Kiwis at War: book series launch from Scholastic NZ

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.

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