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Auckland 175
Coming soon

Taku Tāmaki - Auckland Stories

May 2015 – 2016
Special Exhibitions Hall, Free with Museum entry

Opening in late May the Museum's next major exhibition will celebrate this great city, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

WW100

More than a name

Begins Feb 2015, Free
Submit your story now

We need your help to tell the stories of those who served in the First World War. Select a name from Online Cenotaph, the walls in the WWI Sanctuary, or a family member who served in WWI, then research the story of the person ‘behind the name’ and share it with us.

Exhibition

WOW® World of Wearable Art™

Open daily until Sun 22 Mar 2015
Special Exhibitions Hall, Free with Museum entry

See the brand new WOW® World of WearableArtTM exhibition, exclusive to Auckland Museum, before it tours worldwide.

Exhibition

Entangled Islands

19 Jun 2014 - 15 Mar 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.

Event

Māori cultural performance

Daily, 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm**
Performances run for 30mins, 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.

Taonga Māori

The Sacred Chisels of Tāmaki Makaurau

Dec 2014 – Feb 2015
Māori Court, Free With Museum Entry

Meet some of the most talented carvers from the mana whenua of Tāmaki, Auckland, as they work in the Māori Court.

Kids and Family

Clued In

Saturdays in Dec and Feb, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Weird and Wonderful, Free With Museum Entry

Join the Weird and Wonderful team to play the game Clued In. Accept the challenge then explore the gallery to figure out which collection objects share a special connection.

WOW® After Hours

Rules of adornment

Mon 16 Feb 2015, 6 – 8PM
Atrium and Special Exhibitions Hall, $10

Adornment – is it about status or personal expression? Carolyn Enting, Associate Editor MiNDFOOD STYLE and Damian Skinner, Curator Applied Arts and Design, explore the fashion stories behind adornment and the Museum’s contemporary jewellery collection.

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Event

Chinese New Year celebrations

Sun 1 Mar, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Museum galleries, Free with Museum Entry

Celebrate Chinese culture and welcome in the Chinese New Year at the Museum with live art demonstrations, music, dance performances and a variety of traditional food and drinks.

Event

The WOW Workroom

Open daily until Sun 22 Mar 2015
Special Exhibitions Hall, Free with Museum entry

After you've viewed the award-winning WOW® garments up close, head to the Workroom to delve deeper into the WOW® story and get creative with the Paper Challenge.

Event

Towards a nation

Wed 17 Dec 2014 – May 2015 Māori Court
Free With Museum Entry

How do we understand place and heritage in Aotearoa New Zealand today? This is one of the key questions explored in this new commemorative display, which looks back to the origins of our nation.

WOW® After Hours

Obsessed with shoes

Mon 2 Mar 2015, 6 – 8PM
Atrium and Special Exhibitions Hall, $10

Funky flats, spiky stilettos, or plain old sneakers – people obsess over shoes. As part of 10 Days of Fashion in the City join us and footwear designer Kathryn Wilson for an evening about the all-important shoe fetish.

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War Memorial

Welcome to the new Online Cenotaph

We've enhanced Online Cenotaph, our digital social space where enthusiasts, families, and researchers can share their interconnecting experiences of New Zealand servicemen and women. Find out what's new.

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.

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Help us do more. Donate now and be part of your Museum’s journey to stimulate inspiration, learning and enjoyment.

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