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He mihi tēnei ki a kōutou kātoa i runga i Te Wiki o te Reo Māori! To celebrate Māori Language Week, explore highlights from the collection, hear about the mahi our teams are doing to strengthen the use of te reo Māori within the Museum, take part in fun interactives and more.
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When dinosaurs ruled the land, giant marine reptiles hunted the depths of the sea. Discover the secrets of these monsters of the deep in this new exhibition that will delight all ages!
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From letters to direct messages, the way we communicate has changed over time, but what we say hasn't: "I love you, I miss you." Explore stories of lives lived in letters in this emotive new exhibition.
Meet the artists who conceived and crafted the artworks that inhabit Te Ao Mārama, and learn about the tikanga of the space.
Tāmaki Herenga Waka means "the gathering place of many waka", and these new galleries chronicle Auckland's past, capture its present, and look to the future.
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The taonga (treasures) from Māori, the peoples of Oceania and New Zealand, and our natural world are waiting to be discovered across three floors of magnificent galleries.
Long-time Parnell resident and Auckland Museum volunteer Gail Hoddinott interviews David Gaimster about his role at the Museum and his favourite parts of Parnell.
The kaupapa for this new development is that learning through play, exploration and discovery helps build knowledge in young people in a more effective and sustained way.
We are delighted and honoured to have received these prestigious awards which recognises the two year journey we have undertaken to transform this part of our heritage building for current and future visitors.
This year we highlight the contributions made by servicewomen in World War II and after.
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We've recently received the Qualmark Covid Clean Approval. This approval is bestowed by independent tourism assessors Qualmark, indicating Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland Museum is implementing health and hygiene measures to help protect against COVID-19, in accordance with government guidelines.
Nominations are now open for the 2021 Auckland Museum Medals, which recognise individuals who have given exceptional service to Auckland Museum or added value to its interests. Applications close Tuesday 21 September.
Our Annual Review for the 2020/2021 Financial Year is available now. Despite the challenges that COVID-19 presented, it has been a year of significant achievement for Auckland Museum, with strong local visitation.
We're honoured to have been awarded a Qualmark Gold Award, for the third year running. This award is the highest honour bestowed by independent tourism assessors Qualmark, indicating Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland Museum as meeting the highest standards for tourism in New Zealand.
We're working closely with Aotearoa's Pasifika communities to promote culture through language. In these pages, you can explore collection objects, read interviews, look at artworks, watch videos, and learn some words, too.
Co-edited by Associate Curator (History) Gail Romano with Prof Kingsley Baird (Massey University), this edition of the Bulletin of the Auckland Museum explores some of the legacies of 1917 – a remarkable single year during the First World War.
In November 2019, Auckland Museum celebrates its 90th year in the war memorial building in Auckland Domain.