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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 - 15 March 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.

Blog

The soldier collector and the butterfly

by Andrea Stevens and Kirsten MacFarlane
Friday, 24 October 2014

Ray Shannon was a veteran and collector with a passion for exotic butterflies, and in a generous move he donated his entire collection to Auckland Museum in 2008. In these behind-the-scenes videos Museum staff discuss how Ray’s obsession started and demonstrate the work that went into preparing the specimens for display.

Event

LATE: The Age of '#Slacktivism'

Monday, 10 November 2014, Events Centre
Doors open 5:30, Adults $20, Members $10

Political protest and general social unrest seem to have moved almost exclusively online in the 21st century. Is this enough? Are politically-flavoured tweets a sign of our lack of engagement or the new face of political and social activism?

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Fazioli with Avan Yu

Saturday 1 November 2014, 8pm, Auditorium
Adults $50, Museum Institute and Circle members $40, students $30

Hear the stunning sound of the Museum’s Fazioli brought to life by the internationally acclaimed young pianist Avan Yu.

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Event

Special free screening: Mary meets Mohammad

Wednesday 5 November 2014, Auditorium, Free
Doors open 6pm, screening starts 7pm

'Mary meets Mohammad' follows the arrival of Tasmania’s first detention centre through the eyes of local Christian woman and knitting club member Mary, and Muslim Afghan Hazara asylum seeker Mohammad, who is detained inside the centre.

Shopping

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. Select your size and framing preference and have Museum quality artwork delivered to your door.

Exhibition
Coming soon

WOW® World of Wearable Art™

21 November 2014 – Sunday 22 March 2015, Special Exhibitions Hall
Free With Museum Entry

Art and fashion collide in a world-first, exclusive to Auckland Museum. Get up close with WOW® World of WearableArtTM in what is arguably New Zealand’s most creative exhibition.

Event

Trio Masterworks charity concert

Tuesday 11 November 2014, 7pm – 8.30pm, Auditorium
Concert followed by a Meet the Musicians reception

This dynamic piano trio will be performing much-loved Master Works by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky and a new work by Gary Carpenter in the intimate surroundings of the Museum Auditorium. Come and hear what promises to be a memorable evening in a perfect Auckland venue and support Save the Children.

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Māori cultural performance

Daily, 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm**
Daily, 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 35mins, 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.

Kids and Family
Final week

Octobersaurus

Weird and Wonderful and Origins Galleries
October 2014

Who's taking over in October? The mighty dinosaurs! October is International Dinosaur Month! Whether scaly or feathered; Triassic or Jurassic; herbivorous or carnivorous; this October we're celebrating all of our prehistoric pals!

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.

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.

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