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Art Observational Drawing

Terms 3 and 4, Mon to Fri, 2018

This programme, which is available throughout the year, gives students the opportunity to explore Auckland Museum galleries and select objects to draw inspiration from for their own work and portfolios.

Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira.

Year levels 9-13
$2 per student for a briefing from an Auckland Museum visitor host and self-guided drawing time afterwards
Terms 3 and 4, Mon to Fri, 2018
Throughout the Museum
New Zealand Curriculum
The arts (Visual arts): Levels 6–8
Related galleries
Our galleries


Draw inspiration from Auckland Museum’'s collections

This programme gives students the opportunity to observe and draw items of cultural and community significance from across the Museum collection. Pre-visit and post-visit material is available online, showcasing objects of significance chosen by Auckland Museum staff and linking to the visual arts standards.

Folding stools are provided for student comfort and photography is allowed.

The highest demand is for access to He Taonga Māori and Pacific Lifeways galleries. Other permanent galleries of interest include Applied Arts, Wild Child, Origins, Land, Arts of Asia and Ancient Worlds. In addition, students may be interested in the temporary exhibitions held in the Special Exhibitions Hall and the Sainsbury Horrocks Pictorial Gallery. Due to demand, booking is essential.

Students are invited to share artwork inspired by Auckland Museum collections via social media #CollectionsInspire.

Before your class visit to the Museum, or for later inspiration, listen to Museum curators and external experts discuss key objects on display in the Pacific Lifeways, Arts of Asia, Māori Court, and Encounters galleries. A talk on Auckland Museum architecture is also included. Click on the Resources button for more details.

This programme is assisted by LEOTC and funded by the Ministry of Education.