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  • Factory of ideas and experiments

    Friday, 13 December 2013

    The V&A’s Selling Dreams exhibition chronicles 100 years of fashion photography—and with it all the glamour, mystery and drama. Auckland Museum talks to WORLD founder Denise L’Estrange-Corbet about the label’s own Eureka moment in the 90s, selling their dream and channelling a vortex of creativity onto the runway.

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  • Museum moa ready for his close-up

    by Kirsten MacFarlane - Wednesday, 27 November 2013

    Summer is the season for … giant moa. Or at least it is at Auckland Museum. In preparation for our family holiday programme ‘The Moa and the Mummy’ we’ve been carrying out a photo shoot that brought us unusually close to our towering moa.

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  • Modelling a mako (and a great white, bronze whaler and a thresher)

    Saturday, 6 July 2013

    Go behind the scenes of our upcoming marine exhibition Moana – My Ocean to see our life size sharks being created in a Miramar workshop.

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  • Hillary's Everest diary entry for 31 May

    Friday, 31 May 2013

    Read excerpts from Sir Edmund Hillary's diary about his journey to reaching the summit of Mt Everest.

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  • Hillary's Everest diary entry for 30 May

    Thursday, 30 May 2013

    Read excerpts from Sir Edmund Hillary's diary about his journey to reaching the summit of Mt Everest.

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  • Hillary's Everest diary entry for 29 May

    Wednesday, 29 May 2013

    Read excerpts from Sir Edmund Hillary's diary about his journey to reaching the summit of Mt Everest.

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  • Life on a battlecruiser

    Thursday, 16 May 2013

    In 1913 the battlecruiser HMS New Zealand took a world cruise through the then-British Empire. On board was a very special passenger, the British Bulldog Pelorus Jack, the ship’s mascot. What was life on board HMS New Zealand like? How does this compare to life on board a battleship today?

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  • A riot of WearableArt

    by Siren Deluxe - Friday, 8 March 2013

    Collection manager Siren Deluxe has been entranced with the WOW awards since the first show in 80s. She has modelled and performed at three shows – once romping down the runway in a vampire-cum-dominatrix outfit, with a pack of dogs. She looks back at the awards, and pays homage to the dame who created this riot of culture.

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  • Potato prints and wild places: a fashion odyssey

    by Finn McCahon-Jones and Susan Holmes - Wednesday, 20 February 2013

    Auckland Museum’s Associate Curator Applied Arts & Design, Finn McCahon-Jones and fabric artist Susan Holmes met recently to discuss her garments on display at the Museum during the Off The Wall: WearableArt Up Close exhibition.

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