condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

Blog

Blog

  • VOU Dance Company ignite Fiji collections

    by Bethany Edmunds
    Sat, 14 Mar 2015

    Dance and the spoken word are powerful forms of cultural expression and memory and have a rich heritage in the Pacific. To celebrate Fijian Language Week 2014, we invited Suva-based dance company ‘VOU’ to bring sound and dance into the Museum. They spent four days with us, and members of the local Fiji community, to study and interpret themes sparked by the Fiji Collections. The result was an incredible dance performance.

    Read more
  • Delicate Chinese porcelain survives bombs and earthquakes

    by Kirsten MacFarlane
    Thu, 26 Feb 2015

    Decades after a prized collection of Chinese porcelain was left a heap of shards after bombing raids in London, it was rattled again by two major earthquakes in Christchurch. Auckland Museum’s principal conservator Sue Cooper and contract conservator Liz Yuda have spent the past four years preserving the collection while allowing it’s shaky past to shine through.

    Read more
  • Guest blog: Young ocean explorers

    by Riley Hathaway
    Mon, 23 Feb 2015

    Young Ocean Explorer Riley Hathaway is in the Kermadecs with her Dad, underwater cameraman Steve Hathaway. They're hoping to encounter Galapagos sharks and black spotted grouper and create a couple of exciting new episodes. Follow their journey.

    Read more
  • The remains of an ancient butchery revealed

    by Louise Furey
    Mon, 16 Feb 2015

    The archaeologists on Great Mercury Island have uncovered what they suspect is a butchery area. The animal bones and artefacts they've unearthed provide an intriguing glimpse on an ancient diet.

    Read more
  • Uncovering fire scoops at Coralie Bay

    by Louise Furey
    Fri, 13 Feb 2015

    After a day off mid-excavation, everyone was refreshed and ready to continue. At site EA64, to the south of the stream in Coralie Bay, we continue to expand the excavation area and dig down through the layers.

    Read more