At the time of the revolution Nursing Sister Ethel M. Strachan, and her friend and colleague Sister Sybil Kelly, were among the staff of the Anglo-Russian Hospital in Petrograd (St Petersburg), Russia.
Sand collector Tonny Brinkman has generously donated 3500 sands to Auckland Museum - and her decades of collecting show that you can explore the world without going far from home.
Following an enquiry from Baku in Azerbaijan, a Museum Volunteer researched the New Zealanders involved in a secret British military mission into the Caucasus Mountains and Northern Iran. Who were the soldiers and what was their mission?
On 9 January 1917, the New Zealand Mounted Rifles participated in the final battle of the Sinai Campaign on the borders of Palestine - an event which changed the Middle East in ways which continue to resound today.
There were upbeat reports, Christmas care packages sent, and festivities at home - yet little in the way of real relief on the fronts.
One of New Zealand’s foremost textile designers, Ingrid Anderson’s bold colourful designs can be found in homes and businesses throughout the country. Auckland Museum has recently acquired a small group of textiles produced by Anderson.
Private Te Kuru was in the NZ Pioneer Battalion. The ‘Pioneers’ prepared battlefields for infantry and artillery. The work was physically tough and dangerous.
As part of the Pacific Collection Access Project, Auckland Museum and artist Numangatini Fraser Mackenzie co-curated a display. The display text was in both English and the Cook Islands language. The text was translated by Reverend William Hakaoro.
Over four decades award-winning Auckland fabric artist Susan Holmes established a broad repertoire of fabric art skills - documented in the new book Susan Holmes - Fabric Artist by Cerys Dallaway-Davidson. Read an extract on Stenciling here.