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  • Manava Toa: the Cook Islands in WWI

    Tuesday, 23 April 2019

    More than 500 Cook Islanders fought for New Zealand in the WWI. They served with distinction but suffered great loss. Find out more about these courageous servicemen.

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  • Good Vibrations

    Tuesday, 16 April 2019

    There is no such thing as good vibrations within a museum. While we're doing major works here, we have installed a vibration monitor within the museum walls to make our team aware if any vibrations are too vigorous.

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  • Keep calm and Barry on

    Tuesday, 19 March 2019

    If not stored correctly, negatives of photos are prone to developing 'vinegar syndrome' - an irrevocable syndrome that causes warping, embrittlement and shrinkage. To combat this problem our conservation team came up with a storage solution to re-house 80,000 photographic negatives from the Barry Mckay collection.

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  • Color our Collections

    Tuesday, 29 January 2019

    Auckland Museum is proud to once again join the New York Academy of Medicine's #ColorOurCollections, in which libraries, archives, and museums create free colouring books based on objects in their collections.

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  • The history of Rajah

    Monday, 21 January 2019

    In 1924 a young Indian elephant appeared in the British Empire Exhibition held at Wembley in London. This was the elephant’s first stop in a journey that would finish at Auckland Museum, where he’d become one of the Museum’s most-loved exhibits

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  • Wild Child

    Monday, 21 January 2019

    In 1924 a young Indian elephant appeared in the British Empire Exhibition held at Wembley in London. This was the elephant’s first stop in a journey that would finish at Auckland Museum, where he’d become one of the Museum’s most-loved exhibits

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  • Aqua bats

    Wednesday, 24 October 2018

    Resembling ‘squashed kiwifruit’, wet bats aren’t the prettiest creatures, so the photography team trialed some hair-raising tactics to get realistic shots of these rare, endangered creatures.

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  • Craft and Protest: Collecting the Women's March

    Monday, 17 September 2018

    On Saturday 21 January 2017, over 1000 Aucklanders came together to march in support of the Women’s March on Washington, forming part of a global protest that drew in millions. In addition to carrying homemade banners and wearing March-branded t-shirts, several women wore pink knitted “pussy hats."

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  • Bird Rescue

    Thursday, 23 August 2018

    A borer-infested Victorian cabinet filled with seventy two birds that were in dire need of attention, presented quite a challenge for Conservator, Felicity Bolton.

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  • Enid Evans, Librarian Extraordinaire

    Thursday, 23 August 2018

    Paula Legel, Collection Manager of Serials & Acquisitions, explores the accomplishments of one of New Zealand's first female librarians, Enid Evans.

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