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Meet our people

Many of our people have grown their careers significantly during their time at the Museum.

  • Jo Brookbanks

    Jo started with Auckland Museum in 2000 as an administrative secretary and quickly demonstrated her passion for enhancing the customer experience. Today she’s responsible for developing and delivering events and programmes for families.

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  • Suliana Jacobsen

    Initially recruited as a Textile Cataloguing Assistant in 2004, Suliana is now a member of the Museum’s in-house security team. The Museum houses many valuable and priceless taonga and hosts many VIP guests, so security officers play a vital role around the clock.

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  • Val Tomlinson

    Val works in a highly specialised conservation role where she provides expert physical care to improve and preserve the Museum’s collections.

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  • Tom Trnski

    When it comes to marine biology, Tom is world famous in New Zealand. He grew up at the beach and spent his earliest summers exploring rock pools. Once he learned how to snorkel, his interest in marine life knew no bounds.

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