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Event

The Treaty on the Ground

Mon 6 - Wed 8 Jul 2015, All day
Auckland Museum Auditorium and Massey University, Charges apply

In collaboration with Massey University, take part in a thought-provoking three-day conference with experts exploring the impact of the Treaty and its role in the future of our country.

Event

Basil the Dinosaur's Auckland field guide

MON 6 - WED 8 JUL 2015, 1PM
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

Basil, our dinosaur, has been an Auckland resident for eight years, and in that time he’s visited beaches, bush and maunga across the region. Come along and discover his favourite Auckland spots, and why he loves them so much.

Event
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Matariki: Season of Shakespeare – Rōmeo rāua ko Hurieta

7, 9, 10, 11 Jul 2015, 7 – 9pm
Māori Court, Tickets $15, concessions available.

As Matariki rises in the dawn, Shakespeare’s timeless love story featuring a pair of star-crossed lovers will be performed later in the evening at Auckland Museum’s Māori Court.

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Event

Meet the Objects

Tue 7, Thu 9, Tue 14, Thu 16 Jul 2015, 2pm
WWII Hall of Memories, Free with Museum entry

Join our Human History Educator Georgia as she shares stories of the soldier experience at Gallipoli.

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Raranga creations - flax animals

MON 6 - WED 8 JUL 2015, 10AM – 3PM
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

Ruth is renowned for her community contributions in and around the Auckland region, demonstrating and educating the living art of traditional Māori practices. Join in with Ruth to make your own raranga creation.

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Natural History in your community

Youth Holiday Programme, 7 - 17 July 2015
Week One: Tue 7, Thu 9 and Fri 10 Jul, Week Two: Tue 14, Thu 16 and Fri 17 Jul, 10am - 2pm/1pm - 4pm, Ages 15 - 24, Free

Get hands-on with our Natural History collection workshops at six different locations around Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

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Masi-creation with Joana Monolagi

SAT 11 – TUE 14 JUL 2015, 10AM – 3PM
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

You may be familiar with the word tapa, but did you know that in Fiji it's known as 'masi'? Join Fijian artist Joana Monolagi as she shows you the images and designs used in traditional masi–making.

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Bugs, beetles and butterflies with Josh

THU 9 AND FRI 10 JUL, 10AM – 3PM
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

Come learn about the cool and crazy world of insects and craft some creepy critters with Josh, our natural science expert.

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The Jam Busters!

FRI 10 AND SAT 11 JUL 2015, 1PM
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

Come along to see some of the shining stars that arose out of the Jam Bus Mobile recording studio programme. The voices of our youth!

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ACE Brass!

SUN 12 JUL 2015, 1PM
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

Join this quartet from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra as they present this fun, informative and interactive performance.

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Pride Rock - A Simba story

THU 9 JUL 2015, 1PM
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

From the heights of Pride Rock, the beauty of Africa is on show. See this landscape brought to life with music, drumming and dancing in this fun, interactive performance by Kimata and Boateng.

Exhibition

Taku Tāmaki - Auckland Stories

Open daily until Sun 18 Oct 2015
SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS HALL, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

As Auckland marks its 175th year, this special home-grown exhibition invites you to become explorers of the city.

Blog

Playing with clay: Takeshi Yasuda

By Andrea Stevens
Fri, 26 Jun 2015

Renowned international potter Takeshi Yasuda has been making ceramics for more than 50 years. Now based in the 'porcelain capital' of the world Jingdezhen, China, the artist maintains a global practice with regular demonstrations and exhibitions abroad.​

News

Auckland Museum takes collections online as part of global legacy

Monday, 6 July 2015

The latest step in fulfilling the objectives of our long term strategy, Future Museum, ensures the Museum’s collections are part of a global legacy. Today we launch a million records online and with millions more to follow.

Expert session
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The Secret Life of Shampoo

Tue 14 Jul 2015, 6 – 7:15pm
Auditorium

Under the surface of the dry, impenetrable code understood only by the initiated, the language of the chemist contains a fascinating insight into mankind through the ages.

Event

Matariki art market

Sun 19 Jul 2015, 10am - 5pm
Atrium and Galleries, Free with Museum entry

Nau mai e te hunga nui! Come to the Museum to celebrate the skill and innovation of local Māori artists, musicians and performers.

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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Kiwa by Black Friars Theatre

SAT 18 JUL, 1PM
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

This group performs fairytales and urban legends with a pan-Polynesian, poly-vocal twist! Telling stories through performance, poetry, music and dance, the Black Friars explore what it means to be Polynesian in the largest Polynesian city in the world.

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Matariki stars

SUN 19 Jul 2015, 10AM – 3PM
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

Matariki is the name for a cluster of stars which signal the Māori New Year. Celebrate Matariki at Auckland Museum and make yourself a Matariki star with Leah!

Tales of Tāmaki

Claire Baxter Performance Studio Showcase

TUE 14 JUL 2015, 1PM
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

The dancers from Claire Baxter’s Performance Studio had the Event Centre jumping in April, so they are back by popular demand.

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Yosakoi Soran by Southern Stars

MON 13 JUL 2015, 1PM
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

Join Southern Stars dancers as they perform the highly energetic Yosakoi Soran - a mix of the traditional and modern, influenced by traditional Hokkaido seafaring songs.

Tales of Tāmaki

Te pii, te poi, te haka e - Come dance, perform and entertain me

SUN 19 JUL 2015, 1PM
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

Come and experience this fantastic fusion between Taonga Pūoro (Māori musical instruments) and Karetao ( Māori puppets) creating Karetao Pūoro (Singing Māori puppets).

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Magnificent Matariki!

WED 15 - FRI 17 JUL 2015, 1PM
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

Magnificent Matariki is a highly interactive storytelling performance that takes you on a journey through the Pacific where you become explorers discovering new lands to call home.

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.

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Creative crafts

Sundays from 7 Jun 2015 (except school holidays) 11.30am – 3.30pm
Weird and Wonderful, Entry by donation

Draw a picture or create your own crafty artefact inspired by our collections, to take home with you at the end of your visit.

Kids and Family

Clued In

Saturdays from 6 Jun (except school holidays) 10.30am – 3.30pm
Weird and Wonderful, Free with Museum Entry

Accept the challenge and play this fun game exploring the gallery to figure out which collection objects share a special connection.

Exhibition

Gallipoli in Minecraft®

Open daily until Sun 22 Nov 2015
Sainsbury Horrocks Gallery, Free With Museum Entry

Come and explore the Gallipoli campaign in an exhibition featuring the interactive world of Minecraft® and incredible objects from the Museum’s collections.

Game

#OneThread

Weekly, Wed - Sun.
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.

Event

Brenda Liddiard and Mark Laurent creative workshop

8 - 10 Jul 2015, 11am – 3pm
Special Exhibitions Hall, Free with Museum entry

Local folk musicians, artists, writers and poets Mark Laurent and Brenda Liddiard share their talents, and the sound of some unusual musical instruments, with visitors in The Studio.

Expert session

Volcanic rocks of Auckland

Tue 7 and Mon 13 Jul 2015, 10am - 1pm
Special exhibitions hall, free with Museum entry

Come along to The Studio to discover more about the volcanic land under your feet with Josh, our natural science expert.

Event

Mixit refugee youth arts

Saturdays from 1 Aug - 26 Sep 2015, 2 – 3.30pm
Special exhibitions hall, free with Museum entry

Come join the Mixit team for a series of workshops in the The Studio. The fun starts when the team bring alive the amazing stories behind some of the objects in the exhibition.

Kids and Family

Storytime at the Museum

Sundays from 7 Jun 2015 (except school holidays) 10.30am – 11am
Weird and Wonderful, Free with Museum entry

Bring your children along for a fun and interactive storytelling experience in our popular hands-on children’s gallery.

Tales of Tāmaki

Daily storytelling

DAILY MON 6 – SUN 19 JUL, 11AM
My Snug at Tales of Tāmaki

Unleash the storyteller within! Our storyteller needs your help! Every day at 11am, a story will be told from our storytelling chair and you have the chance to take part!

Event

Gallery Trail

Daily until Sep 2015
Ground-floor galleries, Free with museum entry

Through a selection of objects and a pictorial display, we examine aspects of the Treaty.

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Quick Draw in The Studio

4, 5, 11, 12 JUL 2015, 11AM – 2PM
SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS HALL, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

Ever wanted a personalised portrait of you and the family? The hugely-popular Quick Draw Sketch Gang are coming onsite to The Studio.

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.

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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Make a donation

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

Event

Creative Collages with Peter Madden

26 Jul, 23 Aug, 27 Sep 2015, 10.30am and 1pm
SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS HALL, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

Join artist Peter Madden for a family friendly workshop to create collages inspired by his installation in Taku Tāmaki.

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.

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Towards a Nation

On display until Sep 2015
Between 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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Digging up the past!

WED 15 – SAT 18 JUL, 10AM – 3PM
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

Ever wanted to be an archaeologist? Come join the team and we will take you on an interactive experience exploring and learning about the world of archaeology and what it takes to become an archaeologist. What will you be able to find?

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.

Taonga Māori

Tangonge’s journey continues

With lots of careful packing and aroha, Museum collections care staff are accompanying Tangonge on his journey back to Auckland Museum.

Event

LATE at Auckland Museum

Season eight, Aug - Nov 2015
Events Centre

This year, 175 years since the founding of Auckland city, LATE delves into all things Tāmaki Makaurau.

News

Auckland Museum calls for nominations for its 2015 Museum Medals

Friday, 26 June 2015

Auckland Museum recognises scholarship, academic achievement, research and service to the community by awarding a small number of individuals with Museum Medals. Nominations for the 2015 awards are open now until Thu, 9 Jul 2015.

Tour

Special interest tours

4 May 2015 - 25 September 2015
Tours are $10 per person

Bookable tours for New Zealand groups of seniors.

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