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  • Seabirds on Pokohinu: The ecosystem engineers

    by Matt Rayner
    Tue 11 Nov 2014

    Curator of Land Vertebrates Dr Matt Rayner joined a research expedition to Pokohinu/Burgess Island. He explains the importance of seabirds in the island's wildlife recovery, and how historic specimens can help us learn about changes in the ecosystem over the last century.

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  • #AskACurator Day

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014

    Today is 'Ask A Curator Day'. Send us your questions about Auckland Museum, our collection, the history of our building, or anything else museum-related you'd like answered.

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  • The Maungapōhatu flag

    Friday, 22 August 2014

    The Maungapōhatu flag has been returned to Tūhoe as part of the Tūhoe-Crown Settlement. Auckland Museum, and the Taumata-ā-Iwi, supported its return, and are pleased to have played a part in the reconciliation.

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  • Researching the biology of great white sharks

    Thursday, 21 August 2014

    A great white shark dissection took place at Auckland Museum led by Head of Natural Sciences Tom Trnski and Department of Conservation Technical Advisor Marine Clinton Duffy.

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  • The art of Kura Te Waru Rewiri

    by Nigel Borell - Friday, 13 June 2014

    Associate Curator Māori Nigel Borell reflects on the career of Kura Te Waru Rewiri, one of five contemporary artists featured in the Five Māori Painters exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

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  • Urbanlife 2014: youth voices in Auckland Museum

    by Bethany Edmunds - Monday, 12 May 2014

    For the month of February 2014 a group of five young women were chosen to participate in Auckland Museum’s Urbanlife Summer Youth Programme. The group immersed themselves in the Museum’s rich history, its collection stories, and spent time with collections and research staff to understand the work that Museum staff do.

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  • Robin Morrison’s work through contemporary eyes

    by Bethany Edmunds and Olivia Willock - Monday, 14 April 2014

    As part of our exhibition A Decade of Days – Auckland through Robin Morrison’s eyes, we collaborated with Manukau Institute of Technology, Fresh Gallery Otara, the public and invited experts to explore people, places and themes represented by photographs within the exhibition.

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  • Fijian breastplates inspire contemporary artist

    by Kolokesa Mahina-Tuai - Monday, 24 March 2014

    A series of paper abstractions of Fijian civavonovono at Otara's Fresh Gallery caught the attention of Kolokesa Māhina-Tuai, Associate Curator Pacific. Kolokesa caught up with the artist who created them to discuss how the series came to life.

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  • Archaeological ‘dig’ in Pacific Ethnology collection reveals new connections

    by James Flexner - Friday, 14 March 2014

    Australian postdoctoral fellow James Flexner is on a global quest to tell the story of life in the colonial New Hebrides, and recently spent time examining the Museum’s ethnographic collections.

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