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Past events and lectures

  • When Neanderthals and Modern Humans met

    Past Event
    Wed 23 Sep 2015, 6pm
    EVENT CENTRE, CHARGES APPLY

    Professor Tom Higham will look at how modern humans came out of Africa and describe the new research undertaken to uncover the chronology of these events.

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  • Gibbs Sculpture Park tour

    Past Event
    Thur, 24 Sep 2015, 10am - 2pm
    Kaipara Habour, $95 General Admission, $75 for AMI and Circle Members

    The Museum Circle invite you to join them on a tour of the world class Gibbs Sculpture Park, which boasts a stunning collection of individually commissioned site-specific sculptures from renowned national and international artists.

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  • ANZAC Treasures of the Australian War Memorial

    Past Event
    Mon 10 Aug 2015, 6pm
    Auditorium, $10 General Admission, Free for AMI and Circle Members

    Join Australian author and historian Dr Peter Pedersen as he introduces his latest book, ANZAC Treasures: the Gallipoli Collection of the Australian War Memorial.

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  • Must like the outdoors

    Past Event
    Mon 29 Jun 2015, 6 – 8pm
    Auditorium, $10, Institute and Circle members free

    Every year Auckland Museum curators are out on expeditions collecting specimens for the continued research in their field of work. Why and how does this research help us understand the world we live in? What is it all for?

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  • The Secret Life of Shampoo

    Past Event
    Tue 14 Jul 2015, 6 – 7:15pm
    Auditorium

    Under the surface of the dry, impenetrable code understood only by the initiated, the language of the chemist contains a fascinating insight into mankind through the ages.

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  • The Spark of Life with Professor Frances Ashcroft

    Past Event
    Tue 24 Mar 2015, 6pm
    Event Centre, Tickets $10, Free for Institute and Circle members

    Professor Frances Ashcroft FRS weaves real-life stories with the latest scientific findings, including an account of her own discoveries, to explain the fundamental role of ion channels in our bodies and why they truly are the ‘sparks of life’.

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  • Basement behind the scenes tour

    Past Event
    Monday, 4 November 2013, 1 – 2pm, Thursday, 7 November 2013, 1 – 2pm and 5.30 – 6.30pm, Members exclusive

    Ever wondered where the museum keeps the rest of its vast collections? Not open to public this is a rare chance to glimpse the museum’s basement and come face-to-face with its hidden treasures.

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  • Botanising in the Miocene

    Wednesday, 6 November 2013

    Palaeobotanist Jennifer Bannister surveys the wealth of evidence for a warm temperate, subtropical rainforest in Otago during the early Miocene.

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  • Planet without apes

    Friday 30 August 2013

    Leading primatologist Professor Craig Stanford, warns that extinction of the great apes threatens to become a reality within just a few human generations

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  • People and the planet - how can we all live and flourish on a finite Earth?

    Past Event
    Tuesday, 8 October 2013

    Nobel Laureate and founder Director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Centre, Sir John Sulston, is in New Zealand to deliver the 2013 Rutherford Memorial Lecture.

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  • Field Trip: Leigh Marine Laboratory – Goat Island Discovery Centre

    Past Event
    12 September 2013

    Join us on a trip to the first Marine reserve in New Zealand – Goat Island.

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  • Avoiding Global Collapse

    Tuesday, 29 October 2013

    The second of the 2013 Allan Wilson Centre Lecture Series brings us face to face with the imminent threat of a collapse of civilisation. Renowned ecologist Paul Ehrlich will look at how a combination of cultural and genetic evolution has taken us to the brink. Can we evolve our way out of it?

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