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  • Teu le Vā - Five minutes with Larry Nimalota

    Wednesday, 31 May 2017

    In celebration of Samoan Language week we are pleased to share the profile of Larry Nimalota, Visitor Host and Teu le Vā member.

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  • Untold Stories

    BY AUCKLAND MUSEUM
    18 May 2017

    On International Museum Day, we'd like to raise a cheer for all the Pacific Island knowledge holders who have done wonders to enrich our taonga. Over the past year, we've been bringing knowledge holders from 13 nations into our collection rooms to share their knowledge about these treasures.

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  • Photographing Firearms

    Wednesday, 19 April 2017

    The Collection Imaging team was tasked to photograph the whole of the Firearms collection and Richard Ng writes about the behind-the-scenes process.

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  • Recycling materials from the Pacific Collection Access Project ​

    BY Valerie Noiret-Leblanc
    Thu, 30 Mar 2017

    Learn about how we are recycling and reusing storage materials from the Pacific Collection Access Project and see how you can help with the recycling effort.

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  • Tractor drive to the South Pole

    Monday, 20 March 2017

    In 1958, Edmund Hillary and company became the first party to reach the South Pole by motor vehicle as part of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition.

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  • An acid free solution for Vinegar Syndrome

    By Georgia Brockhurst
    Tuesday 28 February 2017

    A collection of 60,000+ photographic negatives at Auckland Museum have deteriorated and pose a risk to staff and other collections. How do we mitigate this risk and improve their storage?

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  • New Zealand Sculptors and Medallists, Paul and Betty Beadle

    By Louise Weston
    Thursday, 9 March 2017

    In November 2016, we welcomed Jim Wheeler and Marté Szirmay into Auckland Museum’s Collection Hub to look through objects from Paul and Betty Beadle's home studio.

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  • Best of 2016

    By Auckland Museum staff
    Mon, 26 Dec 2016

    We look back at some of Auckland Museum's most popular events, exhibitions, and writing from 2016.

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  • Why does a field gun need axle stands?

    BY MEGAN HARVEY
    TUES, 8 NOV 2016

    We are building storage frames for four field guns and a limber (military trailer) from our Human History Collection. This will protect their wheels from damage, and allow us to move them safely around the Museum.

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  • On the road again

    by the Kermadec expedition team
    Mon, 7 Nov 2016

    There's a flurry of activity onboard the Tangaroa as the scientists compile their lists of samples, write up reports, and prepare for the voyage home.

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