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Event

LATE at Auckland Museum

Season nine, Aug - Nov 2016
Events Centre

Join us for our annual LATE series of curated evenings, including panel discussions, live performances, late-night exhibition openings, and delicious food and drink.

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Exhibition

Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu

30 June 2016 - 11 September 2016
Special Exhibitions Hall

Step inside this unique world of beautifully crafted objects in this new exhibition. Acclaimed artists Areta Wilkinson and Te Rongo Kirkwood showcase their artwork alongside historical objects from the Museum’s collection.

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Taku Tāmaki – Auckland Stories South at MIT Manukau

Open daily from 1 Mar 2016
MIT Manukau Campus, Manukau Train Station, Davies Ave, Manukau, FREE

Taku Tāmaki – Auckland Stories South is the first exhibition in an exciting new partnership between MIT Manukau and Auckland Museum.

Event

Fazioli concert series

29 JUL - 12 NOV 2016
Auditorium, Adults $50, concessions and season tickets available

Back for a ninth season, the legendary Fazioli piano recital series returns to the Museum for four stellar performances over winter.

Event

LATE: He Mana, He Wahine

TUE 9 AUG, 6pm
Event Centre, ADULTS $20, STUDENTS AND INSTITUTE MEMBERS $10

Delve into the intricacies of feminism in New Zealand and examine the everyday realities of the quest for equality. We’ll talk mana wahine theory, sex and activism.

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Oleg Marshev playing Brahms, Ravel

FRI 29 JUL 2016, 7:30PM
Auditorium, Adults $50, concessions and season tickets available

The British music magazine The Gramophone reviewed Oleg Marshev’s recording of Prokofiev music as “one of the most authoritative and impassioned performances on disc so far”.

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Display

The Unknown

Museum Library

For the Auckland Festival of Photography, F4 Artist Collective has collaborated with the Museum to display unidentified historical portrait photos from our pictorial collection, alongside photographs that have been augmented by F4.

Research

Pacific Collection Access Project

27 May 2016 - 30 May 2019

Auckland Museum is opening up access to its Pacific treasures collection and creating stronger connections with Auckland’s Pacific communities.

Exhibition

Home Front - Experiences of the First World War in New Zealand

26 FEB - 13 NOV 2016
SAINSBURY HORROCKS GALLERY, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

Focusing on life 'at home' during the First World War, the Home Front exhibition will explore how the events half a world away shaped lives at home. This is the third in a series of WWI Centenary commemorative exhibitions.

Shop

Limited Edition Powell's Native Animals Mug

NZ$49.99 from the Museum Store

These limited edition numbered mugs are handmade by Auckland ceramicist Tim Grocott of TAUS working in conjunction with Auckland Museum and our collections. Only 50 of each design will be made and each mug will be individually numbered.

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Display

Treaty of Waitangi exhibit

On display from THU 10 Mar
Māori Court, free with Museum entry

Ka toro haere tēnei whakaaturanga i ētahi o ngā tātai kōrero mō Te Tiriti o Waitangi me nga āhuatanga o ngā whakataunga Tiriti ki Tāmaki Makaurau nei. This display explores some of the history surrounding the Treaty of Waitangi and Treaty settlement process here in Auckland.

WW100

Community Cenotaph

Offsite and Online
Various locations until 2018

Look out for our roadshow unit in your community as we come to discover, connect and share stories of those who served.

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Kids and Family

Discovery Trail

Sat (except school holidays) 10am – 5pm
Weird & Wonderful, Free with Museum Entry

Discover amazing things as you investigate and explore the Weird & Wonderful gallery using interactive labels.

Display

Wartime weddings

ON Display from Wed 20 Apr
WWII Hall of Memories

Marriage in wartime was far from conventional. This display celebrates two memorable weddings from the First and Second World Wars.

Kids and Family

Storytime

Sat & Sun, 4 Jun - 28 Aug, 11am - 11.30am, 2pm - 2.30pm
Weird and Wonderful, Free with Museum entry

Gather 'round for a fun and interactive storytelling experience. Bring the whole family and get ready to listen, learn, clap and play.

Event

Royal Society of New Zealand: Panel discussion - sustainable cities

Tues 23 Aug 2016, 6pm
Events Centre, Charges apply

Chaired by Kim Hill, this discussion will look at how three major New Zealand cities are moving towards sustainability and what can be learnt from international experience.

Exhibition

Flag of fortune

This flag was made to raise funds for the Soldiers' Queen in the Auckland Patriotic Queen Carnival.

Online Cenotaph

Te Rangiataahua Kiniwe Royal

Te Rangiataahua Kiniwe Royal (Ngāti Ruakawa, Ngāti Tamaterā) fought in both the First and Second World Wars. He was Major in command of the 28th Māori Battalion's B Company when he was injured near Gazala in Libya.

Shopping

Museum Store

Whether you're looking for quality gifts or a special memento of your visit, the Museum has the best in gifts and souvenirs.

Event

Art Classes - Observational Drawing

This programme gives students the opportunity to observe and draw items of cultural and community significance from across the Museum collection.

Online Cenotaph

Wiremu Paora

Lance Corporal Wiremu Paora (Ngāti Whātua) served in the First World War as part of the Pioneer Māori Battalion. He was injured in the battle of the Somme.

WW100

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.

Library

New books in the Library

Have you been inspired and want to learn more about topics explored at the Auckland Museum? Come and visit the Museum Library and read more about them.

Blog

When is a tooth not a tooth?

BY HUGH GRENFELL
Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Geologist Hugh Grenfell noticed something strange about the "Hooker's sea lion tooth" brooch currently on display in Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu.

Strategic plan

Read Future Museum

Our 20 year strategic plan guiding a process of transformational change over the next two decades.

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.

Explore and discover

Search the collection

Search more than one million catalogue records from Auckland Museum’s natural sciences, human history and documentary heritage collections.

Get involved

Make a donation

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

Tour

Special interest tours

2 May 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
Tours are $10 per person

Bookable tours for New Zealand groups of seniors.

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