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04 Jul 1950
18th Century [United Kingdom]
Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum is more than just an iconic landmark in our city; it is a place to discover Auckland – past, present and future – ask questions and to stimulate debate about our city and its evolving identity.
Auckland Museum is Auckland’s place of gathering, welcome and orientation, where we share knowledge of our taonga (treasures) and explore the many stories of Tāmaki.
As a kaitiaki (guardians), we are responsible for more than 4.5 million treasures within our walls, the DNA of Auckland. And as Auckland’s War Memorial, we are a place for people to reflect and remember.
This review shares some of the highlights that have made up 2020.
Auckland Museum’s Summer Student Programme is open to promising undergraduate and postgraduate students from a broad range of disciplines. You will join other students for ten weeks over the summer to gain career-relevant work experience. You’ll have opportunity to work with Museum professionals and to gain an insight into the culture and heritage sector.
Our annual Museum Medals awards honour individuals who have given exceptional service to the Museum and made outstanding contributions to the generation of new knowledge drawing on the Museum’s collections and research resources. Find out more about this year’s winners here.
In this online companion to the book, Crafting Aotearoa, several authors bring to light some of our untold craft histories through a collection of 52 essays. Touching on a variety of topics including exhibition histories and placemaking through materials and motifs, this companion shows the strong history and culture of craft in the wider Moana Oceania region.
In November 2019, Auckland Museum celebrates its 90th year in the war memorial building in Auckland Domain.
Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum is Auckland’s place of gathering, welcome and orientation, where we share knowledge of our taonga (treasures) and explore the many stories of Tāmaki. This Strategic Plan sets out our direction for the next five years.