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Research projects

Since 1852 Auckland Museum's curatorial staff have been involved in a wide array of significant scientific and academic research projects.

This research aims to investigate and illuminate the world in which we live.

  • Te Awe

    Te Awe is a major project that is working through the 10,000 taonga Māori held at Auckland Museum from whakairo to whariki, to enhance their records and improve their care.

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  • Southwest Pacific Expedition

    A 20 strong team of researchers have just finished a trip into our big blue backyard to discover more about this largely unexplored area.

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  • Pacific Collection Access Project

    27 May 2016 - 30 May 2019

    Auckland Museum is opening up access to its Pacific treasures collection and creating stronger connections with Auckland’s Pacific communities.

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  • Great Mercury Island expedition

    Follow the Great Mercury Island archaeological project as researchers from Auckland Museum and the University of Auckland examine how life on the island changed following European colonisation.

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  • Kermadec Expedition

    A team of researchers is heading back to the Kermadecs. Follow their progress and discoveries on our expedition blog.

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