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  • Factory of ideas and experiments

    Friday, 13 December 2013

    The V&A’s Selling Dreams exhibition chronicles 100 years of fashion photography—and with it all the glamour, mystery and drama. Auckland Museum talks to WORLD founder Denise L’Estrange-Corbet about the label’s own Eureka moment in the 90s, selling their dream and channelling a vortex of creativity onto the runway.

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  • Te Awe – a window into our taonga Māori collection

    Tuesday, 10 December 2013

    Letting people see inside our Museum stores and giving others a chance to connect with and gain a better understanding of our taonga collections is all part of the thinking behind our new space Te Awe.

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  • Museum moa ready for his close-up

    by Kirsten MacFarlane - Wednesday, 27 November 2013

    Summer is the season for … giant moa. Or at least it is at Auckland Museum. In preparation for our family holiday programme ‘The Moa and the Mummy’ we’ve been carrying out a photo shoot that brought us unusually close to our towering moa.

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  • 120 years on from the vote: a letter from Kate Sheppard

    by Kirsten MacFarlane - Thursday, 19 September 2013

    As New Zealand celebrates 120 years of women gaining the vote, a letter from suffrage leader Kate Sheppard to fellow campaigner Amey Daldy sheds new light on their crusade and strong bond of friendship.

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  • Hillary's Everest diary entry for 31 May

    Friday, 31 May 2013

    Read excerpts from Sir Edmund Hillary's diary about his journey to reaching the summit of Mt Everest.

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  • Hillary's Everest diary entry for 30 May

    Thursday, 30 May 2013

    Read excerpts from Sir Edmund Hillary's diary about his journey to reaching the summit of Mt Everest.

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  • Hillary's Everest diary entry for 29 May

    Wednesday, 29 May 2013

    Read excerpts from Sir Edmund Hillary's diary about his journey to reaching the summit of Mt Everest.

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  • Museum’s marine team called to two rare finds

    Saturday, 18 May 2013

    Curators and collections staff from our natural sciences team were kept busy this week with two very rare finds for New Zealand waters.

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  • Dead and alive: Cook’s petrels at Auckland Museum

    by Jason Froggatt - Sunday, 21 April 2013

    Within the last fortnight Auckland Museum has received three wayward Cook’s petrels. One unfortunate bird was found dead in a backyard in Devonport and was donated to the museum’s research collection. But two others have been found, alive and well, near the museum’s building needing the help of staff to get back on course.

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  • Potato prints and wild places: a fashion odyssey

    by Finn McCahon-Jones and Susan Holmes - Wednesday, 20 February 2013

    Auckland Museum’s Associate Curator Applied Arts & Design, Finn McCahon-Jones and fabric artist Susan Holmes met recently to discuss her garments on display at the Museum during the Off The Wall: WearableArt Up Close exhibition.

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