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  • Don't judge a book by its cover

    In this blog Paula Legel (Curator, Heritage Publications) details her discovery of Ellen Ellis’ rare novel, and the unusual circumstances that drove her to find out more.

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  • Mapping Ma′uke and the Cook Islands

    In this blog and video for Cook Islands Language Week, Ma’ara Maeva (Learning Specialist) and Paula Legel (Associate Curator, Heritage Manuscripts) zoom in on an early map of Ma’ara's home island of Ma’uke, and trace links between names on Ma’uke and places right here in Tāmaki Makaurau.

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  • The end of the rainbow

    In July 1985 the Rainbow Warrior's plans of sailing to Moruroa to peacefully protest the continued French nuclear testing were brought to an end when two bombs were detonated, sinking the ship. In this blog, three of our collections staff take a look at objects in the collection and reflect on their connection with the bombing.

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  • At the break of dawn

    The Dawn Raids were a deportation programme that actively discriminated against Pasifika communities in the 1970s. In this blog, Dr Andrea Low (Associate Curator, Pacific) discusses the impact of the Dawn Raids and their ongoing legacy.

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  • Moving the needle

    For Kiribati Language Week, we spoke to artist Chris Charteris about studying these objects to find out how they were made, how he plays with form, the utility of artworks, and making things the hard way.

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  • Significant salutations

    For Sāmoan Language Week, we reflect on the significance of a measina held in Auckland Museum’s manuscript collection: an unpublished tusi faʻalupega, or collection of Sāmoan chiefly titles and village salutations, compiled in 1902.

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  • For the Record

    In this blog, we speak to Auckland Museum's 2021 Wikimedian in Residence, Marty Blayney, about making sure the research contained in the Records of the Auckland Museum is used as widely as possible.

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  • The Impossible Newspaper

    This year for UNESCO World Book Day, Cataloguing Librarian Nina Whittaker highlights an extraordinary ANZAC story of courage, and the fight to print a newspaper against impossible odds.

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  • Safe Keeping:
    Caring for lei in the Museum

    To mark this year's Pasifika Festival, Ruby Satele (Collection Manager, Pacific) details the delicate work that goes into caring for lei to ensure they, and the stories they tell, survive the test of time.

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  • One year of
    collecting Covid

    A year on from the first day of Aotearoa's first lockdown, Curator Manuscripts Nina Finigan and Curator History Lucy Mackintosh reflect on how they curated Covid for Auckland Museum.

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