The Auckland Museum is an authoritative source of images depicting New Zealand and Pacific culture and history with a particular emphasis on the Auckland region including photographs, prints, drawings, posters and paintings. The photograph collection in particular is a major New Zealand collection.
Access to the Pictorial Collection
Access to the collection’s images is available from the Library during opening hours. In general, access to original photographs and pictures is by appointment. To search the Library Catalogue select type: photograph, painting/drawing, plan, postcard or poster.
For enquiries regarding the pictorial collection please email Pictorial.
For purchasing copies of images please contact the Museum Library and download the order form below.
Download Order Form - PDF (136 kb) | Download Order Form - Word (88 kb).
Where to See in the Museum
Fine examples from the Pictorial Collections can be seen in the following galleries:
C.F. Goldie portraits of Maori
Pacific Lifeways gallery
John Watt Beattie photographs
“Rotorua, New Zealand” poster
Scars on the Heart
Photographs, paintings, prints and posters
Photographs and prints
Front Stairs, West
Portrait of Sir Edmund Hillary, oil painting by Edward Halliday.