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  • From shallows

    by the Kermadec expedition team
    Sat, 29 Oct 2016

    The expedition dive team have been recording corals, fishes, urchins and other invertebrates from the shallow waters surrounding Raoul Island. Take a look at what they found.

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  • Easing into the Kermadec Ridge expedition

    by Kermadec expedition team
    Sat, 22 Oct 2016

    While the RV Tanagroa steams towards Raoul Island, the scientists prepare their laboratory spaces and Koha the rehabilitated turtle is taking things easy. Follow our new blog series for the latest news from the Kermadec Expedition.

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  • Enriching our Online Collections - Managing image rights for digital surrogates

    by Sarah Powell
    Sat, 22 Oct 2016

    We recently developed a Copyright Framework built around the OpenGLAM philosophy and Creative Commons licensing. Sarah Powell explains how we're using these tools to open up digital content where possible for reuse.

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  • The challenge of photographing the miniature

    By Dave Sanderson
    Thu, 22 Sep 2016

    Open collections demand high-quality collections photography. But how do you reach this level of quality when the objects you're capturing are as small as 5mm? Dave Sanderson explains how our Collection Imaging team does it.

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  • Working together to look after our oceans

    By Sam McNamara
    Wed, 8 Jun 2016

    On World Oceans Day, young fisherman and budding marine biologist Sam McNamara, age 8, blogs about the effects of pollution and what we can do to stop it.

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  • Knitting for the warriors

    Fri, 27 May 2016

    Knitters were in great demand during the First World War - soldiers' socks didn't last long on the battlefield! Auckland Museum volunteers knitted garments using pattern books from the era. Read their reviews.

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  • Photo essay: In praise of parasites

    BY WILMA BLOM
    THU, 5 APR 2016

    A small wasp stalks the destructive stink bug in this photo essay by Wilma Blom - possibly the first time that its parasitizing behaviour has been observed and documented in this country.

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  • On ownership and returning

    By Shanti Mathias
    Wed, 23 Mar 2016

    Urbanlife participant Shanti Mathias shares her insights and perspective on the ownership and accessibility of taonga.

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  • Urbanlife: Nurturing future GLAM stars

    By Charlotte Hawkins
    Wed, 16 Mar 2016

    Urbanlife participant Charlotte Hawkins shares her Urbanlife experience and how it has helped shape her career direction.

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