Illuminate Peace Day this weekend, smart talks, LATE
Pack a picnic and grab a blanket, gather your friends and family, and come celebrate your community as the Museum hosts a special film projection on its Northern Façade which celebrates peace. In honour of the International Day of Peace, New Zealand photographer Stu Robertson (‘Peace in 10,000 Hands’) has created a special film which aims to start a conversation on peace.
Friday 19 - Sunday 21 September,
6PM-10PM (film loops every 15 minutes) Northern Facade,
FREE. Read more
Lucy Lawless © Stu Robertson, Peace in 10,000 Hands
Award-winning journalist Finlay
Macdonald hosts photographer Jane
Ussher and Antarctic Heritage Trust Executive
Director Nigel Watson as they reflect on
their experiences inside the huts of two heroic polar
explorers, Scott and Shackleton.
Jane Ussher will share her experience documenting the huts for the Still Life photo series while Nigel Watson will talk about the Trust's role in meticulously conserving the huts and their thousands of objects in Antarctica.
Wednesday 17 September, 6PM. Read more and book
Step ‘inside’ the
historic huts of Antarctic explorers Captain Robert Falcon
Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton to relive a time of
extraordinary polar exploration. Experience a unique
audiovisual work* created by New Zealand photographer Jane
Ussher and the Antarctic Heritage Trust to become immersed
in the landscape, isolation and lives left behind by these
heroic early explorers.
Open until 5 October, FREE with Museum entry. Read more
Auckland based internationally
acclaimed author and winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize,
Eleanor Catton, is this year’s guest
speaker for the Hillary Lecture. Presented in association
with the Auckland Museum Circle and Museum Institute, this
talk and Q+A session wil be hosted by
Tuesday 21 October, 6PM, Event Centre. Read more and bookImage: Eleanor Catton, Robert Catto. 2013.
How deep are
the roots of Pacific Island culture in New Zealand music?
Chaired by Oscar Kightley your expert panel for the evening features godfather of New Zealand Hip Hop Danny "Brotha D" Leaosavai'i from Dawn Raid Entertainment, acclaimed top-selling songstress Annie Crummer, and legendary activist and reggae artist Tigilau Ness.
Following the smart talk, Annie Crummer will be joined on stage by her father Will Crummer, a master singer and encyclopaedia of Polynesian song, for a beautiful and soulful performance.
Monday 13 October, doors open from 5.30PM, Event Centre.Read more and book
our freshly refurbished store in the Grand Foyer and check
out a great new range of products from some of the best
local and national artisans. The pieces have been carefully
selected, inspired by the Museum’s collections from Tamaki
Makaurau — Auckland and Aotearoa — New
The store is open daily from 10AM to 5PM (closed Christmas Day). Visit the store online
NAT GEO LIVE GIVEAWAY
Thanks to National Geographic Live, we have a double pass to see award-winning filmmaker Bryan Smith live in Auckland, as well as every issue of National Geographic on a 7 DVD-ROM box-set.
To enter: Click the link below
and tell us your most memorable adventure in New Zealand.
Enter here - competition closes 5PM Friday 19 September.
Bryan will present a
behind-the-scenes look at filming the Earth’s most
challenging environments, live on stage.
Read more at Nat Geo Live