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  • An Endeavour to Preserve

    Monday, 2 December 2019

    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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  • Congratulations! Class of Carried Away

    Tuesday, 19 November 2019

    Carried Away: Bags Unpacked features bags from Auckland Museum’s Applied Arts and Design collection, alongside key pieces from the History, Māori and Pacific collections. Each bag is rich with stories, of innovative design, indigenous traditions and personal stories.

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  • Uncovering Documentary Evidence of the New Zealand Wars

    Tuesday, 22 October 2019

    Collection technicians from our Documentary Heritage team have been improving the quality of the Museum's records relating to the New Zealand wars. In doing so, they have uncovered some previously untold stories from the period. By making these records available online and searchable they hope to inspire budding historians and researchers alike to learn more about this part of New Zealand's history.

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  • Saving forests and furry animals: from conservation to Conservation

    Wednesday, 18 September 2019

    Auckland Museum's conservators help to play a part in conservation of New Zealand's native flora and fauna. Read on to find out how.

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  • Saving Auckland's Spotted Shag

    Wednesday, 11 September 2019

    When Auckland Museum’s resident taxidermist, Mr Louis Griffin, collected (by shooting) spotted shags in the Hauraki Gulf in 1914 for a diorama at Auckland Museum he could not have known that by doing so he would indirectly contribute to the conservation of the same species more than 100 years later... Find out more in this blog.

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  • Who am I? The mystery of the forgotten photographs

    Tuesday, 27 August 2019

    Help us uncover the mystery of these 110-year-old New Zealand photographs. Who are the people in them and who were they taken by?

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  • Polar Bear on the Move

    Monday, 22 July 2019

    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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  • Sir Edmund Hillary Photo Archive

    Monday, 22 July 2019

    In honour of Sir Edmund Hillary, on the 100th anniversary of his birth on 20 July 2019, learn about caring for the Museum's Edmund Hillary Archive and the insights it offers on Sir Ed's life.

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  • Carrying the Past

    Tuesday, 2 July 2019

    Step into the world of a Museum Photographer in this blog which explores the meticulous care taken in photographing the extensive collection of bags featured in our exhibition Carried Away: Bags Unpacked.

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  • Mysteries of the long-tailed cuckoo

    Tuesday, 28 May 2019

    Dissecting and investigating the innards of the long-tailed cuckoo, a mysterious New Zealand native bird, has lead to some surprising finds, Associate Emeritus Dr Brian Gill has discovered.

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