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Auckland Museum has extensive collections, many of which aren't always on show. 

This page highlights temporary or new displays at the Museum - objects, stories, and installations from our collection and beyond.

  • He Raa Maumahara mo Ngaa Riri Whenua ki Aotearoa

    ON NOW
    FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

    Discover the story behind the four Ōtorohanga College students who embarked on a mission to have the New Zealand Wars officially commemorated.

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  • New Zealand Studio Glass

    MON 15 OCT - JUNE 2019
    FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY, EASTERN CORRIDOR

    Experience this representative selection of artworks, showcasing the skills and techniques of some of New Zealand's leading studio glass artists.

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  • Not One More Acre!

    ON NOW
    MĀORI COURT, FREE

    This partnership exhibition with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei marks the 40th anniversary of the iwi's eviction from their ancestral lands on Takaparawhā Bastion Point.

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  • Towards a Nation

    WED 15 AUG ONWARDS
    FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY, HALLWAY BETWEEN MĀORI COURT AND PACIFIC MASTERPIECES

    Sitting at just under 4 inches, the Te Pahi medal is a small object with a big story to tell. Presented to Ngāpuhi chief Te Pahi by Governor of NSW, Philip Gidley King, this medal was offered as a token of esteem for their friendship and the sharing of knowledge.

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  • Ta Moko

    ON NOW
    Te Kākano Lounge, Māori Court

    Through objects, photographs and video, this small display looks at the practice of tattooing, from its origins as a sacred art to its application on contemporary merchandise.

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  • Wartime weddings

    ON Display from Wed 20 Apr
    WWII Hall of Memories

    Marriage in wartime was far from conventional. This display celebrates two memorable weddings from the First and Second World Wars.

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  • Treaty of Waitangi exhibit

    Māori Court, free with Museum entry

    Ka toro haere tēnei whakaaturanga i ētahi o ngā tātai kōrero mō Te Tiriti o Waitangi me nga āhuatanga o ngā whakataunga Tiriti ki Tāmaki Makaurau nei. This display explores some of the history surrounding the Treaty of Waitangi and Treaty settlement process here in Auckland.

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