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Original Thinkers - Celebrating 150 years of the Auckland Museum Institute

Opens Wed 20 Sep
Grand Foyer Mezzanine, Level 1, Free with Museum entry

Detail of correspondence from Charles Darwin to Thomas Cheeseman, 1873.

Tamaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum. MS-58.

In 1867 an institute was formed with one central objective: ‘the promotion of art, science and literature by means of a museum and library’.

Come and learn more about Auckland Museum Institute’s forward-thinking founders and their pivotal role in laying the foundations for this Museum and its world-class collections in this display celebrating the Institute's 150th anniversary.

Delve into the connections between Charles Darwin and the Museum’s earliest curator and botanist Thomas Cheeseman - a rare chance to see their correspondence first-hand.