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  • Factory of ideas and experiments

    Friday, 13 December 2013

    The V&A’s Selling Dreams exhibition chronicles 100 years of fashion photography—and with it all the glamour, mystery and drama. Auckland Museum talks to WORLD founder Denise L’Estrange-Corbet about the label’s own Eureka moment in the 90s, selling their dream and channelling a vortex of creativity onto the runway.

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  • Te Awe – a window into our taonga Māori collection

    Tuesday, 10 December 2013

    Letting people see inside our Museum stores and giving others a chance to connect with and gain a better understanding of our taonga collections is all part of the thinking behind our new space Te Awe.

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  • Museum moa ready for his close-up

    by Kirsten MacFarlane - Wednesday, 27 November 2013

    Summer is the season for … giant moa. Or at least it is at Auckland Museum. In preparation for our family holiday programme ‘The Moa and the Mummy’ we’ve been carrying out a photo shoot that brought us unusually close to our towering moa.

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  • 120 years on from the vote: a letter from Kate Sheppard

    by Kirsten MacFarlane - Thursday, 19 September 2013

    As New Zealand celebrates 120 years of women gaining the vote, a letter from suffrage leader Kate Sheppard to fellow campaigner Amey Daldy sheds new light on their crusade and strong bond of friendship.

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  • My favourite building

    by Roy Clare - Friday, 11 October 2013

    Images of the beautifully-lit exterior of Auckland’s museum have featured online and in traditional media outlets in recent months. For a select number of significant global, national or community events each year we offer up something special – to reflect the interests of Aucklanders.

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  • Modelling a mako (and a great white, bronze whaler and a thresher)

    Saturday, 6 July 2013

    Go behind the scenes of our upcoming marine exhibition Moana – My Ocean to see our life size sharks being created in a Miramar workshop.

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  • Hillary's Everest diary entry for 31 May

    Friday, 31 May 2013

    Read excerpts from Sir Edmund Hillary's diary about his journey to reaching the summit of Mt Everest.

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  • Hillary's Everest diary entry for 30 May

    Thursday, 30 May 2013

    Read excerpts from Sir Edmund Hillary's diary about his journey to reaching the summit of Mt Everest.

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  • Hillary's Everest diary entry for 29 May

    Wednesday, 29 May 2013

    Read excerpts from Sir Edmund Hillary's diary about his journey to reaching the summit of Mt Everest.

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  • Museum’s marine team called to two rare finds

    Saturday, 18 May 2013

    Curators and collections staff from our natural sciences team were kept busy this week with two very rare finds for New Zealand waters.

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