For Easter, we visited our Applied Art and Design galleries to photograph this beautiful enamel missal cover. Curator Damian Skinner provides a short history of how the French city Limoges became famous in the Middle Ages for this style of champlevé enamel.
Thursday, 17 April 2014
Auckland War Memorial Museum will take its WWI centenary commemorations ‘to the people’ after receiving significant funding from the Lottery Grants Board.
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
The Te Pahi silver medal will return to New Zealand after a successful joint bid overnight by Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
In February a team of researchers from Auckland Museum and the University of Auckland travelled to Ahuahu Great Mercury to examine the history of Māori occupation on the island.
As part of our exhibition A Decade of Days – Auckland through Robin Morrison’s eyes, we collaborated with Manukau Institute of Technology, Fresh Gallery Otara, the public and invited experts to explore people, places and themes represented by photographs within the exhibition.
One of our major resources is the Cenotaph database, a biographical database of New Zealanders who have served in the military.
Visit the Auckland 1866 gallery, a replica of a 19th century street showing business and residential premises as they appeared in the rapidly growing seaport town of Auckland in 1866.
Monday - Friday, from 21 April – 2 May 2014 (excluding ANZAC Day), 10.30AM, 11.30AM, 1PM
There are some fairly wild animals at Auckland Museum, but you won’t be in danger. Join our intrepid explorer, Pennsylvania ‘Penny’ Smith, as she roams the galleries looking for wildlife to shoot (with her camera).Book now
25 April 2014
Join us on ANZAC Day as we look ahead to the centenary of the beginning of World War I in August.
Wednesdays 14 May – 11 Jun, 7pm – 9.30pm, Auditorium and Te Korowai Room
Join Dr Maartje Abbenhuis, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Auckland, for an insight into The Great War. Maartje will be connecting with our collections through her series of talks, integrating images of the museum’s buildings, commemorative sections and displaysBook now
Open daily until 4 May 2014, Sainsbury Horrocks Pictorial Gallery, Level Two, Free
Due to overwhelming interest, the Museum has extended the season of this intimate exhibition. Using cutting-edge technology, From the Summit projects the incredible story of the original ascent to Mt Everest, onto a scale model of the mountain.