Stories

Ngā kōrero paki mō ō matou whānau, hapu, Iwi, ō mātou taonga, me ō mātou kāinga.
Auckland Museum is home to over 4 million objects and a team of passionate people who care for, learn from, and share our important collections. Here are the stories from our people and our taonga. 

Special Features

Sir Edmund Hillary Photo Archive

Sir Edmund Hillary Photo Archive

In honour of the 100th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's birth on 20 July 2019, this blog looks at what goes into caring for the Museum's Edmund Hillary Archive, and the insights this precious archive offers on Sir Ed's life.

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Saving Auckland's Spotted Shag

Saving Auckland's Spotted Shag

When Auckland Museum’s resident taxidermist, Louis Griffin, collected spotted shags (by shooting them) in the Hauraki Gulf in 1914 for a diorama, he couldn't have known that by doing so he would indirectly contribute to the conservation of the same species over 100 years later.

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An Endeavour to Preserve

An Endeavour to Preserve

Swab the decks! Repair the rigging and dress down the sails! Read about the efforts taken to conserve and restore some of the intricate models of the Endeavour in Auckland Museum's collection.

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Polar Bear on the Move

Polar Bear on the Move

With the transformations happening at Auckland Museum at the moment, you might be wondering what has become of some of your favourite objects and displays! Auckland Museum’s Collection Technician for Relocations Libby Neumann gives us some insight into just how much care and effort goes into moving precious Museum objects.

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