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  • Untold Stories

    18 May 2017

    On International Museum Day, we'd like to raise a cheer for all the Pacific Island knowledge holders who have done wonders to enrich our taonga. Over the past year, we've been bringing knowledge holders from 13 nations into our collection rooms to share their knowledge about these treasures.

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  • Holographic lava-bombs: an exploration into Mixed Reality education

    17 May 2017

    Auckland Museum is currently piloting a Mixed Reality (MR) educational experience that will allow students to peer into an active volcano that is controlled by museum educators who can dial down or fire up the levels of gas and lava.

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  • Making Volume: The design

    Wed, 17 May 2017

    Find out about the creative processes our designers went through to bring together the challenging concepts of 2D and 3D, making it fit for purpose in the exhibition environment.

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  • Making Volume: The display

    Tues, 9 May 2017

    Learn how our display team turned 600 linear metres of timber, 120 sheets of MDF, 60 stainless steel components, 31 screens, hours of 3D printing, and much more into one stunning exhibition.

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  • Photographing Firearms

    Wednesday, 19 April 2017

    The Collection Imaging team was tasked to photograph the whole of the Firearms collection and Richard Ng writes about the behind-the-scenes process.

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  • Recycling materials from the Pacific Collection Access Project ​

    BY Valerie Noiret-Leblanc
    Thu, 30 Mar 2017

    Learn about how we are recycling and reusing storage materials from the Pacific Collection Access Project and see how you can help with the recycling effort.

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  • Charles Reginald Ford and the Discovery Expedition

    Tuesday, 21 March 2017

    In 1902, a British expedition travelled south of the Antarctic Circle with the joint goals of scientific study and geographical discovery.

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  • Tractor drive to the South Pole

    Monday, 20 March 2017

    In 1958, Edmund Hillary and company became the first party to reach the South Pole by motor vehicle as part of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition.

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  • Making Volume: The objects

    FRI 17 MAR

    How do you track down the ephemera, outfits, guitars, and key-tars of seven decades of music - then safely bring these to the Museum for seven months of display in Volume?

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  • An acid free solution for Vinegar Syndrome

    By Georgia Brockhurst
    Tuesday 28 February 2017

    A collection of 60,000+ photographic negatives at Auckland Museum have deteriorated and pose a risk to staff and other collections. How do we mitigate this risk and improve their storage?

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