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Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum is currently closed to the public for four weeks in step with our country’s efforts to limit the transmission of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Find out more



  • Craft and Protest: Collecting the Women's March

    Monday, 17 September 2018

    On Saturday 21 January 2017, over 1000 Aucklanders came together to march in support of the Women’s March on Washington, forming part of a global protest that drew in millions. In addition to carrying homemade banners and wearing March-branded t-shirts, several women wore pink knitted “pussy hats."

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  • Lucy Cranwell, New Zealand's First Female Curator

    Thursday, 12 July 2018

    Dr Lucy Cranwell was Auckland Museum's first botany curator and New Zealand's first female curator. Ewen Cameron delves into her story and the accolades she received.

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  • My favourite object: Ahu’ula

    Wednesday, 21 March 2018

    In this piece, our Senior Collection Technician, Sarah Bishop, tells us about her favourite taonga - a stunning garments a red and yellow Hawaiian cloak made from hundreds of feathers.

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  • Flags in the Hall of Memories

    Thursday, 1 March 2018

    Museum staff regularly receive questions about the flags on display around the World War One Sanctuary. It is generally stated that the flags represent those who signed the Treaty of Versailles on the 28th of June 1919. But this is not correct. Given these curious decisions and some notable omissions, we needed to do more digging to solve the mystery of the flags.

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  • Colour Our Collections

    Thursday, 1 February 2018

    Our Documentary Heritage team is proud to join the global initiative #ColourOurCollections that was kicked off a couple of years ago by the New York Academy of Medicine to encourage people to colour the collections of libraries, archives, and museums from around the world.

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