2011 Past exhibitions The following exhibitions took place at Auckland Museum in 2011: Mr. Jones' Wives: War Brides of New Zealand Servicemen Auckland Museum's exhibition Mr. Jones’ Wives told war brides’ stories, from the love letters that kept romance alive during the uncertain days of war, to the voyage out onboard ‘bride ships’ and the experience of settling in a new land far from home. The Reel Adventures of Rudall Hayward: A Pioneer of Aotearoa Film The Reel Adventures of Rudall Hayward: Pioneer of Aotearoa Film Rudall Hayward (1900-1974) was the father of New Zealand film. Auckland Museum presented his life of storytelling and innovation, and displayed the cameras he used in a lifetime of filmmaking adventure. Outrageous Fortune Auckland Museum and South Pacific Pictures hjoined forces to create Outrageous Fortune – The Exhibition, an exclusive summer exhibition that gave Museum visitors the chance to step into the West family’s living room, go behind-the-scenes and get an intimate understanding of the incredible complexities that comprise New Zealand’s most successful television drama series. Kai to Pie: Auckland on your Plate Kai to Pie was an exhibition and events programme that celebrated Auckland’s extraordinary wealth of people and cultures, its fertile abundance of land, sun and sea, all through the lens of food. In Memory To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the World War I Armistice, the Museum presents In Memory, a special exhibition by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Peter Kirby. His three-screen film installation traces World War I from its outbreak in 1914 to the Armistice through the eyes of three New Zealanders. Illustrated Leaves An exhibition of florilegia from the 16th to 21st centuries at Auckland Museum. Illustrated Leaves presented six centuries of plant anthologies and explored the evolving intentions behind their production. AQUA: A Journey into the World of Water AQUA was an internationally acclaimed experience created by the founder of Cirque du Soleil®. In the spirit of Cirque du Soleil’s thrilling extravaganzas, AQUA took you on a multisensory adventure. Ake Ake Kia Kaha: The Spirit of Māori Rugby An exhibit which gave special insights into the world of Māori rugby. It told the story of the contribution Māori made to transform the game, through exclusive interviews with key players including Hosea Gear and Buck Shelford and rare objects from the game’s history.