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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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  • More National Treasures at Auckland Museum

    TVNZ's new show National Treasures aims to discover the precious objects of national significance that people have in their own homes. Each week, we'll share other unseen-on-air objects from our collections that expand on the taonga explored in the show.

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  • What's Gnu
    at Auckland Museum

    In this blog, Museum Conservator Valerie Tomlinson details the work involved in getting two enormous beasts ready for their close-ups.

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  • Our heart on our sleeves

    Teu le Vā (the Pacific Dimension) and He Korahi Māori (the Māori Dimension) are written into the Museum’s mission. Read about how the Wardrobe Project has reimagined staff uniforms to weave those dimensions into the very fabric of the clothes our staff wear.

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  • Sea change

    For Tokelau Language Week, Curator Pacific Fuli Pereira reflects on some lessons she’s learned, how change is made, and what she hopes to see happen next.

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  • Niue in Pictures

    For Niue Language Week, our Documentary Heritage team takes a closer look at the photographic collection of Harry Coleman, who was based in Niue from the 1950s to the 1980s.

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  • An Englishman in Vava‘u

    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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  • Te Awe and the Taumata Māreikura

    Tuesday 16 June 2020

    Read about the experience of Kahutoi Te Kanawa being part of the Taumata Māreikura in the Te Awe Project

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