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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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  • Minimal landscapes with Dave Sanderson

    Friday, 25 August 2017

    In this interview we spoke to Dave Sanderson, Project Leader for the Collection Imaging team who is responsible for managing four dedicated collection photographers in our on-site production studio.

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  • Fish for the future?

    BY MARK ERDMANN, CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL
    Tuesday, 22 August 2017

    Initial surveying from the Southwest Pacific Expedition shows a number of fish-rich areas that justify a network of sanctuaries or marine reserves around the remote Lau islands.

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  • Underwater in Ono-i-Lau with rays and a nosey turtle

    Friday, 18 August 2017

    Our baited remote underwater video camera has been capturing the exquisite underwater life in the Southwest Pacific such as a leopard eagle ray - a species that has never been seen in this part of the world.

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  • Good things come in small packages in the Southwest Pacific

    Wednesday, 16 August 2017

    Some of the team's most mesmerising finds are much, much smaller and harder to spot - such as the Christmas tree worm.

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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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