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Auckland 175

Auckland turns 175: early depictions of the city

By Andrea Stevens
Fri, 23 Jan 2015

Many of the beautiful cities of the world began on the edge of a protected harbour. Auckland is no exception. We celebrate Auckland's 175th anniversary with three depictions of the early city and harbour from our Pictorial Collection.

Exhibition

WOW® World of Wearable Art™

Open daily until Sun 22 Mar 2015
Special Exhibitions Hall, Free with Museum entry

See the brand new WOW® World of WearableArtTM exhibition, exclusive to Auckland Museum, before it tours worldwide.

Tales of Tāmaki

Bus to Auckland Museum with live storytelling

Auckland Anniversary Weekend, 24 - 26 January 2015
Free between Commerce Street and Auckland Museum

Take a Free direct ride to Auckland Museum on our new Tales of Tamaki bus. Along the way listen to fascinating tales about our city Tamaki Makaurau from our talented storyteller.

Remembrance
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70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Tue 27 January 2015, 7 - 9.20pm
Auditorium, Free, Bookings essential

On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Auckland War Memorial Museum will present a United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day public event.

Exhibition

Entangled Islands

19 Jun 2014 - 15 Mar 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.

WW100

More than a name

Begins Feb 2015, Free
Submit your story now

We need your help to tell the stories of those who served in the First World War. Select a name from the Museum’s Cenotaph database, the walls in the WWI Sanctuary, or a family member who served in WWI, then research the story of the person ‘behind the name’ and share it with us.

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.

Kids and Family

Clued In

Saturdays in Dec and Feb, 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.

Taonga Māori

The Sacred Chisels of Tāmaki Makaurau

Dec 2014 – Feb 2015
Māori Court, Free With Museum Entry

Meet some of the most talented carvers from the mana whenua of Tāmaki, Auckland, as they work in the Māori Court.

Kids and Family

Tales of Tāmaki: Stories over Auckland

Daily Wed 7 – Mon 26 Jan 2015, 10am – 5pm
Events Centre, Free With Museum Entry

We’re celebrating our city this summer and need your help to do it. Come see the beautiful panoramic views of Auckland from our Events Centre, then uncover stories of the city and the people who share them with you.

Event

The WOW Workroom

Open daily until Sun 22 Mar 2015
Special Exhibitions Hall, Free with Museum entry

After you've viewed the award-winning WOW® garments up close, head to the Workroom to delve deeper into the WOW® story and get creative with the Paper Challenge.

Event

Towards a nation

Wed 17 Dec 2014 – May 2015 Māori Court
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.

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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Make a donation

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

War Memorial

Welcome to the new Online Cenotaph

We've enhanced Online Cenotaph, our digital social space where enthusiasts, families, and researchers can share their interconnecting experiences of New Zealand servicemen and women. Find out what's new.

Kermadec Expedition

This morning we steamed towards Tongatapu with a thick haze on the horizon from the volcanic activity of Hunga Ha’apai. We have watched the huge ash clouds erupting all day, their shape changing constantly.

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WOW® After Hours

Rules of adornment

Mon 16 Feb 2015, 6 – 8PM
Atrium and Special Exhibitions Hall, $10

Adornment – is it about status or personal expression? Carolyn Enting, Associate Editor MiNDFOOD STYLE and Damian Skinner, Curator Applied Arts and Design, explore the fashion stories behind adornment and the Museum’s contemporary jewellery collection.

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