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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 ill conceived introductions, writes Land Vertebrates Curator Matt Rayner.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Q & A with Richard Ng

    Wednesday, 9 August 2017

    In celebration of our current exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017, we decided to seek out the hidden photographic talents of our Museum whanau and share their passion for the medium with a few select images from their personal collections.

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  • Making Volume: The design

    BY AUCKLAND MUSEUM
    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

    BY AUCKLAND MUSEUM
    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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  • Best of 2016

    By Auckland Museum staff
    Mon, 26 Dec 2016

    We look back at some of Auckland Museum's most popular events, exhibitions, and writing from 2016.

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  • Volume pays tribute to Ray Columbus, New Zealand music pioneer

    By Russell Baillie
    Fri, 2 Dec 2016

    With the passing of Ray Columbus, New Zealand music has lost not just one of its greatest early stars but one of its most enduring champions.

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  • The people of Pou Maumahara

    Auckland Museum Staff
    FRI, 21 Oct 2016

    When Pou Maumahara Memorial Discovery Centre opens next month it will remind us of the human element of war with personal stories.

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