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  • Making Volume: The display

    BY AUCKLAND MUSEUM
    Tues, 9 May 2017

    Learn how our display team turned 600 linear metres of timber, 120 sheets of MDF, 60 stainless steel components, 31 screens, hours of 3D printing, and much more into one stunning exhibition.

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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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  • Volume pays tribute to Ray Columbus, New Zealand music pioneer

    By Russell Baillie
    Fri, 2 Dec 2016

    With the passing of Ray Columbus, New Zealand music has lost not just one of its greatest early stars but one of its most enduring champions.

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  • The people of Pou Maumahara

    Auckland Museum Staff
    FRI, 21 Oct 2016

    When Pou Maumahara Memorial Discovery Centre opens next month it will remind us of the human element of war with personal stories.

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  • When is a tooth not a tooth?

    BY HUGH GRENFELL
    Wed, 13 Jul 2016

    Geologist Hugh Grenfell noticed something strange about the "Hooker's sea lion tooth" brooch currently on display in Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu.

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  • Handle with care

    BY JANE GROUFSKY
    Thu, 24 Mar 2016

    Some objects were too fragile for the Excess Baggage display, and others have stories hidden inside.

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  • Preparing to go on show

    BY Megan Harvey
    FRI, 16 Oct 2015

    Museum objects are chosen to help tell the story in an exhibition, but sometimes they aren't suitable to be put on public display. During the development of Tāku Tāmaki - Auckland Stories, there was a parade of collection objects being assessed and repaired in the Museum's conservation lab.

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  • A new home for Entangled Islands

    BY TANYA WILKINSON
    Wed, 5 Aug 2015

    ​Although many visitors have popped into the exhibition as we have been setting up, Entangled Islands officially opened at the Museum of Sāmoa on Monday evening. ​

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  • Adding the local story to Entangled Islands

    BY TANYA WILKINSON
    THU, 30 JUL 2015

    Our week started with some fine tuning of the exhibition layout. Once we were happy with where everything was located, Grant started fixing the wall panels with the help of our great (and strong!) team Maleko and Ropati.

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  • Sāmoa and the Dragon's long tail

    by Ashalyna Noa - Monday, 11 August 2014

    Since their arrival in Sāmoa, the Chinese have played an integral role in the fabric of Sāmoan society. Ashalyna Noa reveals how the Chinese have made significant contributions to the economic development and culture of Samoa.

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