Auckland Museum Institute
The Auckland Museum Institute was established in 1867 and operates the Friends of the Auckland Museum®.
As well as being a Museum membership body, the Institute organises a programme of lectures, discussions, field trips and other events, and appoints four members of the Museum Trust Board. It is the Auckland Branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand providing the Museum, Museum Friends and the public access to both local and international RSNZ keynote speakers.
The Institute dates back to 1867. This page gives some of the background to the Auckland Museum Institute and provides links to official documents.
Membership information including benefits and subscription rates.
The complete list of upcoming Institute Lectures, Field Trips and any other events.
Back issues of the Institute News publication are available for download here.
Contribute to the work of the Institute by donating or volunteering. In the lead-up to the opening of the Museum's new facilities in 2006, Institute members donated seating for the Auditorium. And in 2008, Institute members made a significant donation towards the Museum's Digital Imaging Suite.
Institute membership connects people to other groups and organisations such as the Royal Society of New Zealand, the Auckland Art Gallery, the Auckland Museum Institute Conchology Section, and the New Zealand Geographic magazine.
Contact Andrea Webley or Greta Bachmann-Fuller, to ask for more information or to update your details.