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  • Wash day at the Museum

    By Siobhan O'Donovan, Ian Langston and Kate Blair
    Thursday, 31 August 2017

    War brides were inventive when it came to finding fabric for their wedding dresses – discarded silk parachutes were one of the more creative sources. Just as much innovation was required by Auckland Museum's Conservation team as they cleaned and repaired a 1940s-era parachute silk wedding dress for display.

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  • Minimal landscapes with Dave Sanderson

    Friday, 25 August 2017

    In this interview we spoke to Dave Sanderson, Project Leader for the Collection Imaging team who is responsible for managing four dedicated collection photographers in our on-site production studio.

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  • Fish for the future?

    BY MARK ERDMANN, CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL
    Tuesday, 22 August 2017

    Initial surveying from the Southwest Pacific Expedition shows a number of fish-rich areas that justify a network of sanctuaries or marine reserves around the remote Lau islands.

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  • Underwater in Ono-i-Lau with rays and a nosey turtle

    Friday, 18 August 2017

    Our baited remote underwater video camera has been capturing the exquisite underwater life in the Southwest Pacific such as a leopard eagle ray - a species that has never been seen in this part of the world.

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  • Good things come in small packages in the Southwest Pacific

    Wednesday, 16 August 2017

    Some of the team's most mesmerising finds are much, much smaller and harder to spot - such as the Christmas tree worm.

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  • Q & A with Richard Ng

    Wednesday, 9 August 2017

    In celebration of our current exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017, we decided to seek out the hidden photographic talents of our Museum whanau and share their passion for the medium with a few select images from their personal collections.

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  • The Mystery of the Barkcloth Broadsheets

    Tuesday, 1 August 2017
    Sabine Weik-Barton

    Two bark-cloth broadsheets from the Fiji Times piqued the curiosity of our Project Conservator, Sabine Weik-Barton, so she did some detective work to discover if they were special commemorative editions.

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  • We’ve completed part one of our Southwest Pacific Expedition!

    By Tom Trnski
    Wednesday, 9th August 2017

    The marine expedition team has crossed off leg one of the Southwest Pacific expedition and already they've uncovered a wealth of fish and invertebrate life.

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  • Finding fish in the Southwest Pacific

    By Will McKay
    Wednesday, 2nd August 2017

    So far the team have pull up a range of mysterious and rare creatures from the inky depths such the miniature-yet-venomous leaf scorpion fish.

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  • It's all go on the Braveheart

    By Vaughn Filmer
    Friday, 4th August 2017

    “Never a dull moment” is an accurate description of life on the Braveheart. At the moment we have scientists from Auckland Museum, Australian Museum, Te Papa and Massey University all spending every waking hour on their research projects.

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