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  • Colour Our Collections

    Our Documentary Heritage team is proud to join the global initiative #ColourOurCollections that was kicked off a couple of years ago by the New York Academy of Medicine to encourage people to colour the collections of libraries, archives, and museums from around the world.

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  • The Journey of a Necklace

    Thursday, 25 January 2018

    Each year, hundreds of Pacific objects pass through the hands of our team of conservators, technicians, photographers and knowledge holders who all help us to honour our role as kaitiaki to these intricate, fragile, elaborate, stunningly crafted and treasured taonga. In this blog, we follow the journey of a dolphin-tooth necklace.

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  • Timespanner

    Thursday, 11 January 2018

    Interview with time-lapse photographer and finalist in New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year 2017 Steven Harrison.

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  • Life Aquatic

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018

    Interview with New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year 2017 finalist Lola Wright.

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  • Capturing birds on the wing

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018

    Auckland Museum has over 300 bird wings in its collection and now with digital photography we are allowing the public to learn more about this exquisitely complex piece of avian anatomy and how it relates to a bird’s lifestyle, air-miles and feeding habits.

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  • Fijian Treasures that are Treasured - Our Shared Stories

    WRITTEN BY TARISI VUNDILLO
    Written by: Dr. Tarisi Vunidilo

    In 2016, the team spearheading the Pacific Collections Access Project (PCAP) at Auckland Museum approached a select group of people in Auckland’s Fijian community to bring a cultural richness to the collection. In this blog, knowledge holder Tarisi Vundillo tells us about her journey with PCAP.

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  • WWI - A world turned inside out

    Friday, 10 November 2017

    Several major artworks were commissioned for our new war memorial gallery Pou Kanohi New Zealand at War. Learn about the local artists who developed these artworks and the meaning behind them.

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  • Nation changers

    Friday, 27 October 2017

    Several years ago, students from a local school gathered on the side of a small country road and watched as kuia and kaumatua wept as they remembered their whanau who had lost their lives during the New Zealand wars 150 years earlier. So they created a student-led petition that they took to Parliament in order for these battles to be remembered.

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  • The Great Outdoors Photography Competition Winner

    Monday, 23 October 2017

    Inspired by our current exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year we ran our own photography competition celebrating the beauty of Aotearoa. We talked to our winner Ronnie Li about his stunning landscape, how he selected it and his photographic style.

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  • 106 reasons to vote kāki

    Friday, 20 October 2017

    Our biggest birdy battle is now underway - Bird of the Year - and the winner of New Zealand's most popular bird will be decided soon. This year, our Natural Sciences Project Curator, Josie Galbraith is backing black.

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