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  • Robin Morrison’s work through contemporary eyes

    by Bethany Edmunds and Olivia Willock - Monday, 14 April 2014

    As part of our exhibition A Decade of Days – Auckland through Robin Morrison’s eyes, we collaborated with Manukau Institute of Technology, Fresh Gallery Otara, the public and invited experts to explore people, places and themes represented by photographs within the exhibition.

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  • Factory of ideas and experiments

    Friday, 13 December 2013

    The V&A’s Selling Dreams exhibition chronicles 100 years of fashion photography—and with it all the glamour, mystery and drama. Auckland Museum talks to WORLD founder Denise L’Estrange-Corbet about the label’s own Eureka moment in the 90s, selling their dream and channelling a vortex of creativity onto the runway.

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  • Museum moa ready for his close-up

    by Kirsten MacFarlane - Wednesday, 27 November 2013

    Summer is the season for … giant moa. Or at least it is at Auckland Museum. In preparation for our family holiday programme ‘The Moa and the Mummy’ we’ve been carrying out a photo shoot that brought us unusually close to our towering moa.

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  • Modelling a mako (and a great white, bronze whaler and a thresher)

    Saturday, 6 July 2013

    Go behind the scenes of our upcoming marine exhibition Moana – My Ocean to see our life size sharks being created in a Miramar workshop.

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  • Hillary's Everest diary entry for 31 May

    Friday, 31 May 2013

    Read excerpts from Sir Edmund Hillary's diary about his journey to reaching the summit of Mt Everest.

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  • Hillary's Everest diary entry for 30 May

    Thursday, 30 May 2013

    Read excerpts from Sir Edmund Hillary's diary about his journey to reaching the summit of Mt Everest.

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  • Hillary's Everest diary entry for 29 May

    Wednesday, 29 May 2013

    Read excerpts from Sir Edmund Hillary's diary about his journey to reaching the summit of Mt Everest.

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  • Life on a battlecruiser

    Thursday, 16 May 2013

    In 1913 the battlecruiser HMS New Zealand took a world cruise through the then-British Empire. On board was a very special passenger, the British Bulldog Pelorus Jack, the ship’s mascot. What was life on board HMS New Zealand like? How does this compare to life on board a battleship today?

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  • A riot of WearableArt

    by Siren Deluxe - Friday, 8 March 2013

    Collection manager Siren Deluxe has been entranced with the WOW awards since the first show in 80s. She has modelled and performed at three shows – once romping down the runway in a vampire-cum-dominatrix outfit, with a pack of dogs. She looks back at the awards, and pays homage to the dame who created this riot of culture.

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  • Potato prints and wild places: a fashion odyssey

    by Finn McCahon-Jones and Susan Holmes - Wednesday, 20 February 2013

    Auckland Museum’s Associate Curator Applied Arts & Design, Finn McCahon-Jones and fabric artist Susan Holmes met recently to discuss her garments on display at the Museum during the Off The Wall: WearableArt Up Close exhibition.

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