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



  • My time as New Zealand’s first Wikimedian-in-Residence

    Tuesday, 25 July 2017

    For the past five weeks, Susan Tolich has worked as a Wikimedian at Auckland Museum populating the pages of female artists to help address the fact that women are under-represented in articles and as contributors to Wikipedia, the world's biggest encylopedia.

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  • Holographic lava-bombs: an exploration into Mixed Reality education

    17 May 2017

    Auckland Museum is currently piloting a Mixed Reality (MR) educational experience that will allow students to peer into an active volcano that is controlled by museum educators who can dial down or fire up the levels of gas and lava.

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  • Making Volume: The design

    Wed, 17 May 2017

    Find out about the creative processes our designers went through to bring together the challenging concepts of 2D and 3D, making it fit for purpose in the exhibition environment.

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  • Making Volume: The display

    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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  • 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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