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  • Q & A with Richard Ng

    Wednesday, 9 August 2017

    In celebration of our current exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017, we decided to seek out the hidden photographic talents of our Museum whanau and share their passion for the medium with a few select images from their personal collections.

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  • Making Volume: The design

    BY AUCKLAND MUSEUM
    Wed, 17 May 2017

    Find out about the creative processes our designers went through to bring together the challenging concepts of 2D and 3D, making it fit for purpose in the exhibition environment.

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  • Making Volume: The display

    BY AUCKLAND MUSEUM
    Tues, 9 May 2017

    Learn how our display team turned 600 linear metres of timber, 120 sheets of MDF, 60 stainless steel components, 31 screens, hours of 3D printing, and much more into one stunning exhibition.

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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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  • Volume pays tribute to Ray Columbus, New Zealand music pioneer

    By Russell Baillie
    Fri, 2 Dec 2016

    With the passing of Ray Columbus, New Zealand music has lost not just one of its greatest early stars but one of its most enduring champions.

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  • The people of Pou Maumahara

    Auckland Museum Staff
    FRI, 21 Oct 2016

    When Pou Maumahara Memorial Discovery Centre opens next month it will remind us of the human element of war with personal stories.

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  • When is a tooth not a tooth?

    BY HUGH GRENFELL
    Wed, 13 Jul 2016

    Geologist Hugh Grenfell noticed something strange about the "Hooker's sea lion tooth" brooch currently on display in Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu.

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  • Handle with care

    BY JANE GROUFSKY
    Thu, 24 Mar 2016

    Some objects were too fragile for the Excess Baggage display, and others have stories hidden inside.

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  • Preparing to go on show

    BY Megan Harvey
    FRI, 16 Oct 2015

    Museum objects are chosen to help tell the story in an exhibition, but sometimes they aren't suitable to be put on public display. During the development of Tāku Tāmaki - Auckland Stories, there was a parade of collection objects being assessed and repaired in the Museum's conservation lab.

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  • A new home for Entangled Islands

    BY TANYA WILKINSON
    Wed, 5 Aug 2015

    ​Although many visitors have popped into the exhibition as we have been setting up, Entangled Islands officially opened at the Museum of Sāmoa on Monday evening. ​

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