Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa
Celebrate the music of our nation with Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa, the first-ever major exhibition of New Zealand music. A homegrown, hands-on, ears-on exhibition, Volume explores the soundtracks of our lives through vibrant and interactive displays.
Volume takes you on a musical journey, starting with today, and winding back through the decades to the 1950s. Hear the songs that you've fallen in love to, broken up to and everything in between.
Get up close to hundreds of objects from the personal collections of some of Aotearoa's most well-known artists. Costumes, instruments, handwritten lyrics, awards, images and memorabilia will bring the story of New Zealand music to life.
Volume is more than just a history of popular music. You'll be able to step into a recording studio, spin the decks as a DJ, flip through records in a 1980s' record store, unleash your inner rock star and learn to play a classic Kiwi song in a 1970s' pub, or step back in time and on to the set of 1960s' music show C'mon.
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Volume has been developed with the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame Trust (APRA AMCOS and Recorded Music NZ), and is amplified by SPARK.
You may walk in as a Museum visitor, but you'll walk out as a rockstar, DJ, VJ, dancer, and producer. Learn more about what you can see and do at Volume.Read more
Check out the Auckland Museum and Auckland Council Gig Guide, your handy guide to music events happening in your city this summer, in conjunction with Volume.Read more
Take an exploratory dive into New Zealand music with our online-only Extended Reads.Read more
Volume Museum Sessions is a creative project showcasing four up-and-coming New Zealand musicians in a series of live performance films, captured in iconic spaces around the Museum.Read more
Get a slice of New Zealand music history from our selection of exclusive Volume merchandise.Read more
With the passing of Ray Columbus, New Zealand music has lost not just one of its greatest early stars but one of its most enduring champions.Read more
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