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Internship

Heritage Architecture Internship 2014

A unique internship position is available within the Collections team at Auckland Museum commencing in October 2014 and ending in February 2015. Apply before 10 October 2014.

Blog

Loyal friend to the end

Monday, 29 September 2014

Sir Ernest Shackleton took 69 dogs on the Endurance Expedition of 1914-1917 to Antarctica. One of the few dogs to return from that journey, Oscar, lived the rest of his days at Wellington Zoo. See Oscar’s harness and memories of the courage and sacrifice of these unsung heroes in our exhibition Still Life: inside the Antarctic huts of Scott and Shackleton.

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.

Exhibition

Still Life: inside the Antarctic huts of Scott and Shackleton

Final week - closes 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.

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.

Exhibition

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.

Event

Māori cultural performance

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.

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.

School holidays

Meet the explorer

Monday 29 September - Sunday 5 October 2014, Daily 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm, Special Exhibitions Hall, Free with Museum entry

Drop into the Still Life exhibition and meet the Museum’s specially- created character, ‘the explorer’, straight from the Antarctic.

Collection highlight

Ornaments for dancers of the Tuvalu fatele

In celebration of Tuvalu Language week, which runs between 29 September and 5th October 2014, we have installed three Tuvalu ornaments into our Te Kakano display.

Event

VOU Dance Company: Making connections

Saturday 11 October 2014, 2.30pm (new time), Pacific Lifeways and Māori Court, Free with Museum Entry

As part of Fiji Language Week, dancers from the dance company VOU have collaborated in a workshop with local Auckland Fijian youth.

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

The Hillary Lecture 2014 – an evening with Eleanor Catton

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014, 6pm, Events Centre, $40, Members $30

In this talk and Q+A session hosted by journalist Noelle McCarthy, Eleanor will discuss the research that went into her award-winning novel The Luminaries, one of the most talked about books of 2013.

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Event

On the Horizon: Hauraki Gulf marine park seminar

Monday 20 October 2014, 9.30am – 5pm, Auditorium, Tickets $30 (includes catered lunch and teas)

The Hauraki Gulf Forum’s annual seminar has helped set the agenda for the management of our Gulf for the past four years. Find out what's on the horizon this year.

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Event

LATE: The Pacific Sound

Monday, 13 October 2014, Doors open 5:30, Adults $20, Members $10, Events Centre

How deep are the roots of Pacific Island culture in New Zealand music? Across the course of an evening hear from some of the key influencers behind this musical journey, accompanied by performances from Aotearoa’s top acts.

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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.

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