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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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  • Ruffling a few feathers to make a new nest

    BY MEGAN DENZ
    TUE, 1 NOV 2016

    How do we re-house objects that bear no weight but need a storage upgrade?

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  • Sharing in the search

    BY AUCKLAND MUSEUM STAFF
    FRI, 28 OCT 2016

    Pou Maumahara will be the 'home of Online Cenotaph', offering a place for people to learn more about New Zealand's military heritage and connect with their own family's military history with the support of Museum staff and volunteers.

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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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  • Food as collection object

    BY MEGAN HARVEY, CERYS DAVIDSON, AND CORALIE O'HARA
    Mon, 22 AUG 2016

    Museum collections contain a wide variety of object types, each requiring their own storage solution. One of the more challenging types of object is food.

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  • Knitting for the warriors

    Fri, 27 May 2016

    Knitters were in great demand during the First World War - soldiers' socks didn't last long on the battlefield! Auckland Museum volunteers knitted garments using pattern books from the era. Read their reviews.

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  • Solve a WWII mystery

    Mon, 18 Apr 2016

    100 years on from the first ANZAC Day commemorations, Auckland War Memorial Museum is working with the Israeli Ambassador Yosef Livne on a quest to find a mystery fallen New Zealand WWII Serviceman. Can you help us?

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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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  • Capture the flag (and roll it)

    By Megan Harvey
    Tue, 15 Mar 2016

    ​We are photographing and rolling nearly 100 flags from our collection. The photos and new method of storage will improve both physical and digital access to the flags.

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  • The Dowager Empress Cixi's comb: A provenance treasure hunt

    By Jane Groufsky
    FRI, 12 Feb 2016

    The digitisation and sharing of Auckland Museum's collection initiated an international treasure hunt for the story of the Dowager Empress Cixi's comb.

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