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The twentieth century saw Britain, America and France use the Pacific as a testing ground for nuclear weaponry, and these projects had a devastating impact on the local communities and environment that will last for generations. On 2 July 1966, France began the first of 193 nuclear tests at Moruroa atoll in French Polynesia, with catastrophic effect. Here, we bring together some perspectives from different areas of the Museum to commemorate that day.
The Ngā Kākano event series was established at Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Auckland Museum, as an opportunity to promote the social and cultural ideas, knowledge and expertise from within our diverse communities, in this case, Māori and Pasifika communities who have a strong association to our world-class cultural collections.
From 2016 to 2019 Auckland Museum opened up access to its Pacific treasures collection and created stronger connections with Auckland’s Pacific communities.
From musical instruments to weapons, textiles to carvings, tools to ornaments – the project enabled the Pacific collection to be better known, cared for and accessible onsite, offsite and online.
The project was part of the Future Museum ambition to open up access to collections.
Information about the guiding principles of the Pacific Dimension at Auckland Museum.