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  • Capturing birds on the wing

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018

    Auckland Museum has over 300 bird wings in its collection and now with digital photography we are allowing the public to learn more about this exquisitely complex piece of avian anatomy and how it relates to a bird’s lifestyle, air-miles and feeding habits.

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  • New Zealand Truth archive at the Auckland Museum

    Wednesday, 28 June 2017

    From 1905 to 2012 the controversial tabloid newspaper The New Zealand Truth reflected New Zealand society.

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  • A Personal Story of Sandi Ringham, descendant of Ngāti Kuri, and her whānau

    Wednesday, 7 June 2017

    Sandi Ringham of Ngāti Kuri tells of her experience in taking part in the wānanga to Te Hiku o te Ika and why it was so significant for her and her whānau.

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  • Holographic lava-bombs: an exploration into Mixed Reality education

    17 May 2017

    Auckland Museum is currently piloting a Mixed Reality (MR) educational experience that will allow students to peer into an active volcano that is controlled by museum educators who can dial down or fire up the levels of gas and lava.

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  • From shallows

    by the Kermadec expedition team
    Sat, 29 Oct 2016

    The expedition dive team have been recording corals, fishes, urchins and other invertebrates from the shallow waters surrounding Raoul Island. Take a look at what they found.

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  • Easing into the Kermadec Ridge expedition

    by Kermadec expedition team
    Sat, 22 Oct 2016

    While the RV Tanagroa steams towards Raoul Island, the scientists prepare their laboratory spaces and Koha the rehabilitated turtle is taking things easy. Follow our new blog series for the latest news from the Kermadec Expedition.

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  • Enriching our Online Collections - Managing image rights for digital surrogates

    by Sarah Powell
    Sat, 22 Oct 2016

    We recently developed a Copyright Framework built around the OpenGLAM philosophy and Creative Commons licensing. Sarah Powell explains how we're using these tools to open up digital content where possible for reuse.

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  • The challenge of photographing the miniature

    By Dave Sanderson
    Thu, 22 Sep 2016

    Open collections demand high-quality collections photography. But how do you reach this level of quality when the objects you're capturing are as small as 5mm? Dave Sanderson explains how our Collection Imaging team does it.

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  • Working together to look after our oceans

    By Sam McNamara
    Wed, 8 Jun 2016

    On World Oceans Day, young fisherman and budding marine biologist Sam McNamara, age 8, blogs about the effects of pollution and what we can do to stop it.

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  • Knitting for the warriors

    Fri, 27 May 2016

    Knitters were in great demand during the First World War - soldiers' socks didn't last long on the battlefield! Auckland Museum volunteers knitted garments using pattern books from the era. Read their reviews.

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