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Exhibition

Taku Tāmaki - Auckland Stories

OPENS 29 MAY 2015
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.

Event

Towards a nation

On display until May 2015
Māori Court and Pacific Masterpieces, 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.

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The Gallipoli Landings

Sat 11 Apr – Sat 30 May 2015
Museum Library, Free with Museum entry

Private Raymond Danvers Baker’s diary gives a first-hand account Anzac Cove landings of 1915. See Private Baker’s diary on display in the Museum Library, alongside photographs taken by other soldiers during the campaign.

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.

Exhibition

Gallipoli in Minecraft®

Fri 24 Apr – Sun 11 Oct 2015
Sainsbury Horrocks Gallery, Free With Museum Entry

Come and explore the Gallipoli campaign in an exhibition featuring the interactive world of Minecraft®.

Game

#OneThread

Weekly Wed - Fri
A spot-the-connection game

Play #OneThread. Follow the clues from participating galleries, libraries, archives, and museums. Just tell us which idea, date, person, or thing you think connects all the clues.

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Community Cenotaph

Offsite and Online
Various locations until 2018

Auckland War Memorial Museum brings He Pou Aroha, Community Cenotaph to communities throughout the former Auckland province and beyond.

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Kids and Family

Clued In

Saturdays from 7 Mar, 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.

Collection highlight

The Sāmoan ’ava ceremony

In celebration of Sāmoa language week (24 – 30 May 2015) we have installed works connected to the Sāmoan ‘ava or kava ceremony in our Te Kākano display case.

Blog

Caring for a collection: everyday objects from Te Awe

by Awhina Rawiri-Erick and Jenna Dudley
Wed, 20 May 2015

Te Awe is a project work space on the ground floor of the Museum just around the corner from our He Taonga Māori gallery. Through the glass doors, you can watch as staff work to care for the collections through conservation, documentation, photography and digitisation.

Blog

Did the kiwi ever fly?

by Matt Rayner
Wed, 20 May 2015

Anthony from Room 5 at Halsey Drive Primary School wanted to know did the kiwi's ancestor fly. Matt Rayner, Curator Land Vertebrates, explains the evolutionary history of our national bird.

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White kiwi, French poodles, and the problem of a world in pieces

by Matt Rayner
Thu, 21 May 2015

Late at night on Little Barrier Island two conservation biologists go in search of a baby North Island brown kiwi. Diving headlong into the brush they find their prize, but there's something different about this little chick.

Event

Creative crafts

Sundays from 1 Mar, 11.30am – 3.30pm
Weird and Wonderful, Entry by donation

Drop in for creative fun inspired by our collections and galleries. Draw a picture or create your own crafty artefact to take home.

Event

Fazioli concert series

28 Jun - 9 Oct 2015
Auditorium, Adults $50, concessions and season tickets available

Back for an eighth season, the Fazioli International Piano Recital series opens in June with a performances from Nikolai Demidenko, Kirill Gerstein and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.

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Lest We Forget poetry competition - 2015 finalists

Listen to the 2015 finalists of our Lest We Forget poetry competition. The poets read their verse in the World War One Sanctuary as part of our Anzac Day commemorative programme.

Kids and Family

Storytime at the Museum

Sundays from 1 Mar, 10.30AM – 11AM
Weird and Wonderful, Free with Museum entry

Bring your children along for a fun and interactive storytelling experience before exploring our popular hands-on gallery Weird and Wonderful.

Special programme

Waitangi 175 - Gallery Trail

Open daily until Sep 2015
Ground Floor Galleries, Free with Museum entry

2015 marks the 175th anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi. Through a selection of objects and a pictorial display, we examine new aspects of the Treaty.

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Gallipoli in Minecraft® learning kit

As part of our centenary education programme, Auckland Museum is using the popular Minecraft® game to engage students with the events that occurred at Gallipoli in 1915.

War Memorial

Online Cenotaph

Online Cenotaph is our digital social space where enthusiasts, families, and researchers can share their interconnecting experiences of New Zealand servicemen and women.

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Make a donation

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

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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