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  • Newest Trick in the Book

    Learn about how an Auckland Museum team worked with a conservator from the other side of the world to design a tool for handling rare books - the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

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  • William Mariner

    In celebration of Uike Kātoanga‘i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga - Tongan Language Week 2020, we highlight our first edition copy of a well known memoir by William Mariner, recounting his time in Tonga during the years 1806-1810.

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  • Taste of Tuvalu

    For Tuvalu Language Week – Te vaiaso o te ‘Gana Tuvalu’ – we are focusing on books held in our Documentary Heritage collection that discuss food plants of Tuvalu.

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  • Worth a thousand words

    Photographer Richard Ng reflects on the work involved in photographing a huge collection, and the importance of getting each image absolutely right.

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  • Value of External Supporters

    Head of Collection Care Vasiti Palavi describes what a gift like the one the 21st Battalion donated to the Museum means for the collection, and what a massive undertaking it is to make it accessible to audiences.

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  • Let's Get Reo

    Nina Whittaker (Cataloguing Librarian) and Geraldine Warren (Māori Resources & Mātauranga Advisor), in conversation with Leone Samu and Te Whai Mātauranga Smith about how the exclusivity of English-language cataloguing is excluding Reo speakers.

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  • Naming rights

    To mark Te Wiki o te reo Māori, Assistant Curator of Entomology Leilani Walker (Whakatōhea) reflects on the history and future of using te reo in the scientific names.

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  • 21st Battalion

    Auckland War Memorial Museum has recently completed the formal acquisition and cataloguing of memorabilia gifted by the 21st Battalion Association after the veteran’s club in Auckland closed its doors in 2005.

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  • Processing 21st Battalion

    Auckland War Memorial Museum has recently completed the formal acquisition and cataloguing of memorabilia gifted by the 21st Battalion Association, and this blog details the elaborate process every item goes through as it joins the collection.

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  • A spade, a saddleback, and thousands of trees

    How many volunteers does it take to make a wildly successful native bird sanctuary? More than you'd think. Read about how a humble spade tells the story of the committed volunteers who made Tiritiri Matangi a conservation project for the people.

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