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Watch Auckland Museum's iconic building become transformed into a majestic Antarctic iceberg. This is the story of how over four years this incredible artwork came to life.
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.
The Treaty of Waitangi is New Zealand's founding document. It was signed in 1840 by representatives of the British Crown and more than 500 Māori chiefs. It symbolises the unique relationship between the peoples of this nation - a relationship that continues to evolve today.
Read the timeline of events leading up to the signing of the the Treaty of Waitangi and beyond in both te reo Māori and English.
Kei tēnei wātaka ētahi o ngā mahi matua e pā ana ki te Tiriti o Waitangi –
te pukapuka taketake o Aotearoa.
This timeline sets out some of the key events around the Treaty of Waitangi –
New Zealand's founding document.
How do you create a museum? 150 years ago a group of forward thinkers founded an institute with one central objective: ‘The promotion of art, science and literature by means of a museum and library’. The Institute’s very first minute book reveals the events, people and their vision, which resulted in the Museum we enjoy today.
For over fifty years, a local primary school teacher meticulously collected and catalogued over 5,500 New Zealand insects. How do we preserve such a delicate and special collection? It takes time, tiny tools and controlled breathing.
The Southwest Pacific marine expedition has come to an end with valuable scientific insights and vital additions for our marine reference collections.
Tom Trnski reports on the final leg of the expedition and the rewarding experience of working with local island communities.
Our invertebrates experts have made some exciting observations but they’ve had to look extra carefully to find what they’re searching for.
We promised you some stunning photos of fish and we’re making good on our promise by giving you a look at what we’ve found among the remote reefs of the Lau Group.
A sample of our Fiji finds. We achieved a great deal during the Fiji leg of the expedition and from a reef fish perspective it has been incredibly productive and insightful.
We’ve decided it’s time to give you another glimpse 'under the sea' and to share some of what we’ve captured on our baited remote underwater video (BRUV) cameras in Fiji's Lau Islands.