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Auckland Museum Events & Exhibitions

Auckland Museum Events & Exhibitions
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Exhibition Dates Description Location
Gold & Sacrifice: Treasures of Ancient Peru 18 July – 28 September A tale of human sacrifice, unimaginable treasures, ancient power struggles and the supernatural, comes to life in this exhibition of one of the world’s great lost civilisations. Gold & Sacrifice: Treasures of Ancient Peru, explores the gold, power and ritual of the Incas and their ancestors. Indemnified by the New Zealand Government and generously supported by Walker & Hall and LanChile. Special Exhibition Hall 1.
Adults $12, concessions $9.
Metaform 03 6 June – 7 September Examples of innovative NZ furniture designs are on display in an exhibition showcasing the winners of the Metaform 03 competition. Designers were given the opportunity to be the first to work with an innovative new wood product, Green Seal, a hardwood alternative which uses wood from sustainably managed NZ pine plantation forests. The winning designs show how innovation and design can work together to push traditional boundaries. Metaform 03 is sponsored by Carter Holt Harvey, AGM Publishing and Locus Research, Design and Development. Decorative Arts East and West. Standard Museum donation entry.
Pacific Jewellery 28 August – 7 December An exhibition to mark the latest book written by our own curator of Ethnology, Roger Niech. The exhibition focuses on the jewellery and photographs that are featured in the book. Pictorial Gallery
Wallace Art Awards 15 September – 5 October An exhibition of the annual Wallace Art Award finalists. Decorative Arts East and West. Standard Museum donation entry.
The Arts of Korea Gallery Opens 21 September A permanent exhibition displaying magnificent Korean art from the National Museum of Korea. Includes fine ceramics and furniture pieces. Decorative Arts Central.
Music in the Museum – the Philharmonic Society Orchestra Sunday 14 September A special performance from the Philharmonic Society Orchestra. Manaia Room 3pm. Standard Museum donation entry.
Living Treasures Day – Korean Day Sunday 21 September A day of events to celebrate the opening of the new Arts of Korea Gallery. Lectures, documentary screenings, live musical performance, kid’s activities and much more. All Day.
Standard Museum donation entry.
Time in Motion – Happy Holidays! Sunday 28 September The Time in Motion non-fiction film series, curated by the New Zealand Film Archive, looks at the great Kiwi escape. From snow to sand, sea to bush, New Zealanders have always made the most of their holidays.
Manaia Room
3pm. Standard Museum donation entry

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