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  • Best of 2016

    By Auckland Museum staff
    Mon, 26 Dec 2016

    We look back at some of Auckland Museum's most popular events, exhibitions, and writing from 2016.

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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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  • On the road again

    by the Kermadec expedition team
    Mon, 7 Nov 2016

    There's a flurry of activity onboard the Tangaroa as the scientists compile their lists of samples, write up reports, and prepare for the voyage home.

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  • It’s a small world after all

    by the Kermadec expedition team
    Fri, 4 Nov 2016

    The Kermadec expedition team have been sampling the water column for plankton near L’Esperance Rock. During the third and final sample of the day the team find something unexpected in their net.

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  • Caught on camera

    by the Kermadec expedition team
    Wed, 2 Nov 2016

    The scientists onboard the RV Tangaroa have multiple tools at their disposal to sample the ocean — from nets, traps, sleds and trawls to the deep towed camera imaging system.

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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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  • There be dragons!

    by the Kermadec expedition team
    Sun, 30 Oct 2016

    The expedition team has been sampling at Macauley Island for a couple of days now, but before they left Raoul and headed south, they deployed a plankton net to discover what sort of animals live on the surface.

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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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  • It’s a bit fishy up here in the Kermadecs

    by the Kermadec expedition team
    Thu, 27 Oct 2016

    We’re into our fifth day of sampling up here at Raoul Island and all is going well. The weather is outstandingly good, which means that we’re getting a lot of sampling done.

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  • Enriching our Online Collections - Managing image rights for digital surrogates

    by Sarah Powell
    Sat, 22 Oct 2016

    We recently developed a Copyright Framework built around the OpenGLAM philosophy and Creative Commons licensing. Sarah Powell explains how we're using these tools to open up digital content where possible for reuse.

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