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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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  • Message in a Bottle

    Thursday, 1 March 2018

    Glass bottles have made their way into the History collection from many sources - some contain wine, while others hold miraculous cures. But they all need to be housed safely!

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  • Proud

    Wednesday, 14 February 2018

    Collection Manager, Siren Deluxe is one of 30 Auckland Museum staff members who will be joining Pride Parade this Saturday. In this blog, she talks about the history of the parade, the growth of Rainbow Museums and our desire to do more to collect items that tell the stories of LGBTQI communities, individuals and milestones.

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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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  • The Journey of a Necklace

    Thursday, 25 January 2018

    Each year, hundreds of Pacific objects pass through the hands of our team of conservators, technicians, photographers and knowledge holders who all help us to honour our role as kaitiaki to these intricate, fragile, elaborate, stunningly crafted and treasured taonga. In this blog, we follow the journey of a dolphin-tooth necklace.

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  • Timespanner

    Thursday, 11 January 2018

    Interview with time-lapse photographer and finalist in New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year 2017 Steven Harrison.

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  • Life Aquatic

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018

    Interview with New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year 2017 finalist Lola Wright.

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  • Capturing birds on the wing

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018

    Auckland Museum has over 300 bird wings in its collection and now with digital photography we are allowing the public to learn more about this exquisitely complex piece of avian anatomy and how it relates to a bird’s lifestyle, air-miles and feeding habits.

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  • Fijian Treasures that are Treasured - Our Shared Stories

    WRITTEN BY TARISI VUNDILLO
    Written by: Dr. Tarisi Vunidilo

    In 2016, the team spearheading the Pacific Collections Access Project (PCAP) at Auckland Museum approached a select group of people in Auckland’s Fijian community to bring a cultural richness to the collection. In this blog, knowledge holder Tarisi Vundillo tells us about her journey with PCAP.

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  • WWI - A world turned inside out

    Friday, 10 November 2017

    Several major artworks were commissioned for our new war memorial gallery Pou Kanohi New Zealand at War. Learn about the local artists who developed these artworks and the meaning behind them.

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