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  • New Pou Kanohi gallery helping people connect with First World War stories

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017

    A century on, the events of the First World War can feel abstract and unconnected to our lives today, but Auckland Museum’s new gallery Pou Kanohi New Zealand at War is making the events of the war feel both relevant and relatable.

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  • Cunning as a fox?

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017

    New Zealand successfully dodged the introduction of the red fox after a pair were brought onto our shores in 1864 though we are still feeling the impact of several foolhardy introductions, writes Land Vertebrates Curator Matt Rayner.

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  • Scientific success in the Southwest Pacific

    Thursday, 28 September 2017

    The Southwest Pacific marine expedition has come to an end but the different teams who took part have all returned with valuable scientific insights and vital additions for their marine reference collections.

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  • Creatures up close with Denise Baynham

    Monday, 25 September 2017

    In celebration of our current Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, we talked to photographer Denise Baynham from our Collection Imaging team about capturing animal close ups and more.

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  • Expedition ending on a high in the Kermadecs

    BY TOM TRNSKI
    Friday, 15 September 2017

    The team has just finished the final leg of the Southwest Pacific Expedition around the Kermadec islands which has offered up one more new find.

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  • Let there be light....but not too much

    Wednesday, 6 September 2017

    Our object rotation team has been working to swap out light-sensitive objects in our Arts of Asia gallery to ensure that these objects can stand the test of time.

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  • Marker mayflies

    BY RUBY MOORE
    Monday, 11 September 2017

    A spectacular swarming mass of mayflies features in our Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition showing that Hungary's Danube river is returning to a picture of health. Unfortunately the picture isn't so pretty around our waterways though Auckland communities are working hard to bring this sensitive freshwater critter back.

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  • There’s no place like … crinoids

    Monday, 4 September 2017

    Our invertebrate experts have been keeping their eyes peeled for the creatures that hide on feather stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and sea fans. In this blog, they profile some of the cryptic hangers-on that they have discovered on the Southwest Pacific Expedition.

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  • Whale song, rock blennies and sailfish - a sample of our Fiji finds

    BY MARK ERDMANN, CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL
    Friday, 1 September 2017

    In their latest blog, our Southwest expedition team gives a visual run-down of the colourful creatures they have found on the Fijian chapter of their research expedition, from humpback whales to secretive filefish.

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  • Wash day at the Museum

    By Siobhan O'Donovan, Ian Langston and Kate Blair
    Thursday, 31 August 2017

    War brides were inventive when it came to finding fabric for their wedding dresses – discarded silk parachutes were one of the more creative sources. Just as much innovation was required by Auckland Museum's Conservation team as they cleaned and repaired a 1940s-era parachute silk wedding dress for display.

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