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Museum Library

New books in the Library

Have you been inspired and want to learn more about topics explored at the Auckland Museum? Come and visit the Museum Library and read more about them.

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Browse the latest book arrivals from August 2017, many of which are found on the new books display in the Library Reading Room.

These include recent titles such as Anne Salmond’s Tears of Rangi, and Tuai: a traveller in two worlds by Alison Jones and Kuni Kaa Jenkins. Michael Krzanich’s photography and Haare William’s poetry is brought together in Someone’s mana, edited by Witi Ihimaera, and essays in memory of Jonathan Mane-Wheoki are found in Colonial Gothic revival to Maori renaissance, edited by Mark Stocker and Conal McCarthy.

Other recent New Zealand publications include Old Asian, new Asian by Emma Ng, Human rights in New Zealand: emerging faultlines by Judith McGregor, Sylvia Bell and Margaret Wilson, Roughy on the rise: the story of New Zealand's most controversial fishery by Tim Pankhurst and Caves: exploring New Zealand's subterranean wilderness by Marcus Thomas & Neil Silverwood.

Museum focused publications include Curators: behind the scenes of natural history museums by Lance Grande, and Valuing your collection: a practical guide for museums, libraries and archives by Freda Matassa.

These books are reference-use only for the public, but can be browsed and enjoyed in the Library Reading Room on the second floor.

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