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  • 300,000 open images and counting...

    Friday, 14 July 2017

    Auckland Museum's Collections Online database gives you advanced search tools that let you explore our collection in exciting new ways. More than 300,000 images are available to download and re-use for any purpose imaginable — even commercial use.

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  • Cleaning, but not as you know it

    Friday, 7 July 2017

    Cleaning is an extremely important aspect of caring for museum collections. It is done thoughtfully, scientifically and cautiously by specialist Conservators and Collection Managers.

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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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  • Hawai'i's technicoloured cloak of extinction

    By Matt Rayner
    Thursday, 22 June 2017

    Hawai'i's elaborate Ahu’ula, which are made up of thousands of bird feathers, serve as a sad reminder of the number of birds that have been winked out of existence.

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  • Storing Rajah's Bones

    By Craig Collier
    Monday, 12 June 2017

    A storage solution was needed that brought Rajah's twenty odd bones together, was safe, strong and secure but also compact, easily accessible and mobile if needed.

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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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  • Teu le Vā - Five minutes with Larry Nimalota

    Wednesday, 31 May 2017

    In celebration of Samoan Language week we are pleased to share the profile of Larry Nimalota, Visitor Host and Teu le Vā member.

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  • Untold Stories

    18 May 2017

    On International Museum Day, we'd like to raise a cheer for all the Pacific Island knowledge holders who have done wonders to enrich our taonga. Over the past year, we've been bringing knowledge holders from 13 nations into our collection rooms to share their knowledge about these treasures.

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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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  • Making Volume: The design

    Wed, 17 May 2017

    Find out about the creative processes our designers went through to bring together the challenging concepts of 2D and 3D, making it fit for purpose in the exhibition environment.

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