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ILLUMINATE: PEACE DAY - THIS WEEKEND

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

SMART TALK: JANE USSHER AND NIGEL WATSON

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

STILL LIFE: INSIDE THE ANTARCTIC HUTS OF SCOTT AND SHACKLETON

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

THE HILLARY LECTURE 2014 - AN EVENING WITH ELEANOR CATTON

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 journalistNoelle McCarthy.
Tuesday 21 October, 6PM, Event Centre. Read more and book

Image: Eleanor Catton, Robert Catto. 2013.

LATE: THE PACIFIC SOUND

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

COME SEE THE NEW MUSEUM STORE

Visit 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 Zealand.
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

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