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Auckland War Memorial Museum is one of New Zealand's first Museums. The Museum tells the story of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific and its people. The Museum is a war memorial for the province of Auckland and holds one of New Zealand's top three heritage libraries.

It has pre-eminent Māori and Pacific collections, significant natural history resources and major social and military history collections, as well as decorative arts and pictorial collections.

 

 

 

Draft Annual Plan 2021/2022
 

Have your say on Auckland Museum's Draft Annual Plan, which signals the wide range of activities we will undertake in 2021/2022, from working in partnership with communities and knowledge-holders to transform the Māori Court and Pacific Lifeways galleries, to building and strengthening our research and training partnerships.

 

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Five-year strategic plan 

 

Our priorities for the next five years centre on enriching the visitor experience, extending our reach and impact, fostering new research questions and debate, and supporting social belonging and participation. This Strategic Plan sets out our direction for the next five years. 

 

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Annual Plan 2019/20
 

Read how we are responding to the region’s growing demographics and how we will be delivering a new
world-class visitor experience through new galleries,
offerings and programmes.

 

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Future Museum

 

Our future is about partnerships and collaboration, and developing creative solutions that mean better value for Aucklanders and the wider educational and cultural institutions we serve. 

Future Museum will see us becoming a truly 24/7 global, digital museum, accessible by all. 

  

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Research Strategy - 2018–2023

 

As New Zealand’s oldest research institution, Auckland Museum has always put research at the heart of its activities and aspirations. The Museum’s ‘Stretch Thinking’ strategy will see our research becoming more visible and meaningful, creating change and leaving a legacy for future generations.

 

Who We Are

 

 

Our Work

 

Rainbow Tick

 

In September 2018, Auckland Museum received accreditation into the Rainbow Tick programme. 

We’re proud to be the first Rainbow Tick certified Museum and cultural institution nationally.

The Rainbow Tick is an external audit and quality improvement programme designed to help an organisation to be a safe, welcoming and inclusive place for people of diverse gender identity and sexual orientation.
 

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