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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.

  • Original Thinkers - Celebrating 150 years of the Auckland Museum Institute

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

    Join us in celebrating 150 years of the Auckland Museum Institute and discover the role their forward-thinking founders played in laying the foundations for this Museum and its world-class collections.

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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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  • Holy Trinity Cathedral Display

    On Display from Wed 26 July
    Between Māori Court and Pacific Masterpieces, Ground Floor

    This display was developed in partnership with the Holy Trinity Cathedral team to celebrate the upcoming consecration of the cathedral in October 2017, and to tell this Auckland story relating to both the past and the present.

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  • Fingers - Contemporary New Zealand Jewellery

    On Display from Thu 27 Apr
    Encounter, Ground Floor

    Alan Preston founded Fingers, an Auckland jewellery co-operative in 1974. They have a reputation for creating some of the most distinctive jewellery in New Zealand.

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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

    On display from THU 10 Mar
    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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