Auckland Museum values scholarship, academic achievement, research and service to the community.

This often ‘behind-the-scenes’ aspect of the Museum plays a crucial role in enriching and providing alternative ways of looking at collections, generating new knowledge and enhancing the experience for our increasingly diverse audiences.

That is why each year the Trust Board recognises individuals who have given exceptional service to the Museum or added value to its interests. This includes outstanding contributions to the generation of new knowledge drawing on the Museum’s collections and research resources. 

The awards and their criteria.

 

Fellow of Auckland War Memorial Museum - awarded for exemplary scholastic achievement relevant to the Museum’s collections and activities. The contribution to Auckland Museum, or other New Zealand museums, must be unique and valuable.*

Companion of Auckland War Memorial Museum – awarded for singular achievement or contribution to areas relevant to, or in some way connected to, the public service of Auckland Museum, or other New Zealand museums. The recipient must not be a permanent employee of the Museum, or a member of the Trust Board or its committees, at the date of nomination.

Associate Emeritus of Auckland War Memorial Museum – awarded to Museum staff, research associates (both current and former), volunteers or other individuals associated with the Museum to mark noteworthy achievement. Their contribution to Auckland Museum, or to the interests of the Museum, must be considerable, with the potential for ongoing long-term benefit to the Museum.

The mana of the event and the presentation of the Medal itself, is a memory I’ll treasure always.

Museum Medal recipient and Director, Christchurch Art Gallery, Jenny Harper

Previous Auckland Museum Medal Recipients 

 

2017

Ngahuia te Awekotuku Fellow of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Stuart Park Fellow of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Dr John Grant-MackieAssociate Emeritus of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Dante Bonica Companion of Auckland War Memorial Museum

2016

Brian Gill Associate Emeritus of Auckland War Memorial Museum

John Ross Associate Emeritus of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Jenny Harper Companion of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Bil Vernon Companion of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Danny Te Puna Tumahai Fellow of Auckland War Memorial Museum

2015 

Evan Graham Turbott  Lifetime Achievement Award 

Paul Spoonley Companion of the Auckland War Memorial Museum

Chris Pugsley Fellow of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Sharon Dell Companion of Auckland War Memorial Museum 

Haare Williams Companion of Auckland War Memorial Museum 

Sandra Coney Companion of Auckland War Memorial Museum 

Anthony Wright Associate Emeritus of Auckland War Memorial Museum

2014

Linda TylerAssociate Emeritus of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Margaret S. Morley Associate Emeritus of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Dame Cheryll Sotheran DNZM Companion of the Auckland War Memorial Museum

Professor Jonathan Ngarimu Mane-Wheoki CNZM Companion of the Auckland War Memorial Museum

2013

David Simmons Associate Emeritus of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Ian Thwaites Auckland Museum Medal

Richard Wolfe Auckland Museum Medal

2012

Dame Judith Te Tomairangi o Te Aroha Binney Fellow of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Professor Russell C.J. Stone Fellow of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Professor Roger Neich Fellow of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Dr Nigel Prickett Fellow of Auckland War Memorial Museum

2008-2011 No medals awarded

2007

Dr T.L. Rodney Wilson Companion of Auckland War Memorial Museum

2006

Sir Hugh Kawharu Fellow and Companion of Auckland War Memorial Museum

2005

Lyndy Sainsbury Companion of Auckland War Memorial Museum

John M Stacpoole Fellow of the Auckland War Memorial Museum

Lorraine Wilson Companion of Auckland War Memorial Museum

2003

William Laxon Companion of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Henare Te Ua Companion of Auckland War Memorial Museum

2002

Dr Michael King Fellow of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Prof John Morton Fellow of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Dr Lindo Ferguson Companion of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Mick Pendergrast Associate Emeritus of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Jeremy Salmond Fellow of the Auckland War Memorial Museum

Katrina Stamp Associate Emeritus of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Dr Ranginui Walker Fellow of the Auckland War Memorial Museum

Rev. Dr Takutai Wikiriwhi Companion of Auckland War Memorial Museum

1999

Dr Janet Davidson Fellow of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Trevor Bayliss Associate Emeritus of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Enid Evans Associate Emeritus of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Dr Lucy Cranwell Smith Fellow of the Auckland War Memorial Museum

Evan Graham Turbott Associate Emeritus of Auckland War Memorial Museum 

Sheila Weight Companion of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Keith Wise Associate Emeritus of Auckland War Memorial Museum