Saturday, 6 September 2014, 2pm, Special Exhibitions Hall, Free with Museum entry
Join Antarctic Heritage Trust conservator Nicola Dunn and one of the Museum’s conservation team, Ian Langston, to find out what it takes to conserve objects in an extreme environment like the Antarctic.Book now
27 August - 5 October 2014, Special Exhibitions Hall, Free with Museum entry
Step ‘inside’ the historic huts of Antarctic explorers Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton in an immersive audiovisual experience*, created by renowned New Zealand photographer Jane Ussher and the Antarctic Heritage Trust.
One of our major resources is the Cenotaph database, a biographical database of New Zealanders who have served in the military.
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.
by Wilma Blom
It is the smallest of collection items, yet this scrap of paper is a profound reminder of the transitory nature of our lives. For years this unclipped rail ticket was overlooked in the vast collection of ephemera at Auckland Museum until its re-discovery by curator Wilma Blom.
Mary Gould was a NZ Army nurse who served on hospital ships throughout WWI. Her sketchbook contains numerous contributions from patients and the people she met along her journey.