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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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  • The Mystery of the Barkcloth Broadsheets

    Tuesday, 1 August 2017
    Sabine Weik-Barton

    Two bark-cloth broadsheets from the Fiji Times piqued the curiosity of our Project Conservator, Sabine Weik-Barton, so she did some detective work to discover if they were special commemorative editions.

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  • We’ve completed part one of our Southwest Pacific Expedition!

    By Tom Trnski
    Wednesday, 9th August 2017

    The marine expedition team has crossed off leg one of the Southwest Pacific expedition and already they've uncovered a wealth of fish and invertebrate life.

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  • Finding fish in the Southwest Pacific

    By Will McKay
    Wednesday, 2nd August 2017

    So far the team have pull up a range of mysterious and rare creatures from the inky depths such the miniature-yet-venomous leaf scorpion fish.

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  • It's all go on the Braveheart

    By Vaughn Filmer
    Friday, 4th August 2017

    “Never a dull moment” is an accurate description of life on the Braveheart. At the moment we have scientists from Auckland Museum, Australian Museum, Te Papa and Massey University all spending every waking hour on their research projects.

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  • Octopus vs fish caught on underwater cameras

    By Vaughn Filmer
    Tuesday, 1st August 2017

    From the depths, we have pulled up camera footage showing a deep-sea skuffle between a octopus and a fish.

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  • Humpback whales, sharks and a massive crab - the Southwest Pacific expedition begins!

    By Vaughn Filmer
    Monday, 31 July 2017

    So far our marine team has identified 75 species of fish including a miniature scorpion-fish-like species that is just 2 centimetres long!

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  • My time as New Zealand’s first Wikimedian-in-Residence

    Tuesday, 25 July 2017

    For the past five weeks, Susan Tolich has worked as a Wikimedian at Auckland Museum populating the pages of female artists to help address the fact that women are under-represented in articles and as contributors to Wikipedia, the world's biggest encylopedia.

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  • Counting down to our Southwest Pacific Expedition

    By Tom Trnski
    Wednesday, 26 July 2017

    Our research team is about to set sail on the high-seas of the Southwest Pacific to discover more about the marine plants and sea-creatures that live in this largely unexplored area.

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  • 300,000 open images and counting...

    Friday, 14 July 2017

    Auckland Museum's Collections Online database gives you advanced search tools that let you explore our collection in exciting new ways. More than 300,000 images are available to download and re-use for any purpose imaginable — even commercial use.

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