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These designer shopping totes by Gina Matchitt (Whakatōhea and Te Arawa) are on display from the beginning of Māori language week.
Being Chinese in Aotearoa: A photographic journey celebrates Chinese life in New Zealand.
Celebrate the music of our nation with Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa, the first-ever major exhibition of New Zealand music. A home-grown, hands-on, ears-on exhibition, Volume explores the soundtracks of our lives through vibrant and interactive displays.
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.
Celebrating the people and places of this diverse community, Taku Tāmaki – Auckland Stories South is the first Auckland Museum exhibition to be held in South Auckland.
Celebrate local music-makers, young and old, in conjunction with Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa at Auckland Museum, the largest-ever exhibition about New Zealand music.
Join our Chinese New Year celebrations for 2017 - the year of the Rooster. We've got a full weekend of activities for the whole family to enjoy - plus the Museum will be open late for you to explore!
During the school holidays, keep an eye out for Kiwioke Kevin and his original one-man karaoke machine as he roams the Museum’s galleries.
Come and support young Play It Strange musicians as they reinterpret Kiwi classics and perform original compositions.
Are you young, passionate about museums, art and culture and looking for a chance to express your creativity? Then we have a challenge for you.
Join soloists and duos from the GatSong school of music, as they perform classics and their own creations on stage in the atrium.
Come and experience this incredible cinematic spectacle as a full-scale Antarctic iceberg is projected onto the walls of the Museum and set to the true-to-life soundtrack of ice cracking and water flowing.
This exhibition explores Tāonga Pūoro and the music of Hirini Melbourne, an artist who has been key to the revival of traditional Māori music.
This exhibition profiles the work of musician-producers Anonymouz and Dee Letoa, as well as the photographs of Grant Apiata, who has been documenting the hip-hop scene in Aotearoa over 20 years.
Head to Te Oro Community Centre to experience the best ethnic and contemporary drumming in Auckland.
This daylong event celebrates the launch of the ‘Lomipeau Fika ‘Ulaki ‘o Aotearoa’ album.
This New Zealand coming-of-age tale is told through the eyes of Tu, an ambitious young man from Auckland who dreams of being a professional hip-hop dancer.
The Pā Boys follows a reggae band as they embark on a tour 'down north,' from Wellington to Cape Reinga.
Young Māori artists from the Pao Pao Pao Māori music mentoring programme perform their original waiata as featured on an exciting new compilation album.
The NZ Music Commission brings you an exciting programme of bands and solo artists representing the brightest young musical talent in Auckland.
February will feature the unique sounds of kiwi duo Alae, the velvet voice of singer-songwriter Seth Haapu and critically acclaimed singer Iva Lamkum.
January will feature dynamic folk artist Graeme James, master collaborator and instrumentalist Gareth Thomas and captivating singer-songwriter Ciaran McMeeken.
March will feature the Latin swings and pop ties of Rubita’s modern-day take on jazz, the sounds of dynamic live performer Helen Corry and epic South Auckland artists Vallkyrie.
Experience a vibrant glimpse of Māori culture in an engaging performance which culminates in a high-energy, spine-tingling version of the world-famous haka.
Take a tour with one of our local guides as they share their knowledge with you. Hear about Aotearoa's people and their place in the Pacific, the remarkable flora and fauna, and the conflict that have shaped the nation.
Performers from our Māori Cultural Experience will take you on a guided tour of our magnificent Māori gallery.