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Auckland Museum Events & Exhibitions - APRIL 2004

Auckland Museum Events & Exhibitions

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APRIL 2004


Exhibition Dates Description Location



Another Vietnam: Pictures of the War From the Other Side

Vietnam: A Kiwi Snapshot

5 March - 6 June

A collection of startling, never-before-published images of the Vietnam War by North Vietnamese photographers are on display from 5 March 2004. They are be accompanied by an exhibition profiling New Zealanders' memories of power politics, protest and the sacrifice made by our own soldiers in this unpopular war, called 'Vietnam: A Kiwi Snapshot".

The 113 haunting black-and-white photographs from "Another Vietnam" are by North Vietnamese soldier-photographers who risked their lives to capture their country's struggle. Many perished ¡X nine out of 10 died from bullets, bombs, dysentery and malaria.

"Another Vietnam" is based on a book of the same name by author Tim Page, who returned to Vietnam to find his Vietcong counterparts, 20 years after he first covered the war as a young photographer for United Press International.

The exhibition is co-produced by the National Geographic Museum at Explorers Hall, Washington, and the International Center of Photography, New York.

Special Exhibition Hall 1.

Adults $8

Concessions $6

Children $4

In the drawer

5 February - 9 May

An installation exploring memory and mementos from young contemporary jewellery-maker, Kirsten Haydon.

Decorative Arts Gallery West.

Standard Museum donation entry.

The Architect of the Tower: Roy A Lippincott's design for The University of Auckland Arts Building, 1921-1926

5 February - 9 May

The architecture and interior design of American-born architect, Roy-Alstan Lippincott.

Decorative Arts Gallery East.

Standard Museum donation entry.

Les Objets du Desir

30 January - 25 April

Locks and braids of hair pass social commentary on love, betrayal, voyeurism and beauty in this small exhibition from jewellery-maker Ilse-Marie Erl.

Decorative Arts Central.

Standard Museum donation entry.

Pascoe - Songs of Innocence

2 April - 27 June

A photographic look at New Zealand childhood.

Pictorial Gallery.

Standard Museum donation entry.


Children's Discovery Centre - School Holiday Programme

9 April - 25 April

Our Discovery Centres have come up trumps with a range of workshops and activities to keep the kids entertained these school holidays.

Full programme of events attached.

Discovery Centres.

Charges apply.

Another Vietnam - Documentary Series

Sunday 21 March, 4pm

Sunday 4 April, 3pm

Sunday 2 May, 3pm

Sunday 16 May, 3pm

Sunday 16 May, All Day

Sunday 6 June, 3pm

From Memory

John Pilger's "Vietnam, the Last Battle'

Vietnam: the New Zealand Story

Vietnam After the Fire

Vietnam Today: People Land and Culture

Uncle Ho and Uncle Sam

See below for programme synopsis.

Standard Museum donation entry.

All film screenings are in the Manaia Room, except for "Vietnam Today: People Land and Culture' which will play all day in the Matapuna Resource Centre.

Anzac Day

Sunday 25 April

Auckland War Memorial Museum marks Anzac Day, and the 90th Anniversary of the outbreak of World War One with a series of services and commemorative events.

The Museum will open at midday, after the dawn parade and 11am service.

The Living Treasures Day line-up of special events from midday until 5pm include special commemorative film screenings, a performance from the Auckland University Singers, children's activities and more.

Standard Museum donation entry.

Music in the Museum

Sunday 25 April

The Auckland University Singers, directed by Associate Professor Karen Grylls, will perform music which includes In hora ultima "at the ultimate hour" by Lassus, O nata lux by Tallis and works for double choir sung from the galleries especially for this solemn occasion.

Mezzanine Gallery, 2pm.

Standard Museum donation entry.

Time in Motion: Zealandia's Great War on Film

Sunday 25 April

A screening to commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the outbreak of Word War One with thanks to the RSA. From the New Zealand Film Archive.

Manaia Room, 3pm.

Another Vietnam - Documentary Series

A special documentary film series to support the upcoming exhibitions 'Another Vietnam: Pictures of the War from the Other Side' and 'Vietnam: A Kiwi Snapshot'.



Directed by Zoe Roland

Duration: 27 minutes

An experimental documentary exploring New Zealand Vietnam War Veterans shifting perspectives of the global phenomena of war. Evocative amateur film footage shot in Vietnam and New Zealand is woven together with aural stories, an experimental sound-scape and super-imposed text. These elements result in a film which involves the viewer in both an historical and highly personal journey spanning 35 years.



Directed by John Pilger, Carlton Films, 1995

Duration: 60 minutes

On 30 April 1975, the longest war this century in Vietnam came to a close. This film connects the past and present in Vietnam, illustrating the sacrifices and hardship its people endure through the "structural adjustments' imposed by forces in the global economy.



A special screening in partnership with NZTV Archive

TVNZ, 1983, reporter & presenter Ian Johnstone

Duration: 150 Minutes

New Zealand's participation in the Vietnam War is examined through rare historic footage and interviews with high-level players from both the government and the peace movement. An excellent in-depth analysis of why New Zealand joined the war, what troops we committed and why, and the pressure Holyoake was under to introduce conscription.



VEA, 1994

Duration: 110 minutes

How do the Vietnamese of the "90s feel about the Vietnam War and its effect on their country? This film reveals how a country shattered by heavy B-52 bombing, and with millions of acres destroyed by Agent Orange, is today a country of hope. Screening as part of a special Living Treasures Day of events and activities to celebrate Vietnamese culture on Sunday 16 May.



EMA, 1996

Duration: 18 minutes

Delve into the history, culture and politics of this beautiful and complex country. See why so many Vietnamese went into exile and experience Vietnam today.



BBC, 1995

Duration: 60 minutes

The BBC reveals the alliance between the CIA and Ho Chi Minh during the Japanese occupation of Vietnam. Ho did not turn out to be the pliable nationalist the US thought he was, and this had major implications leading to the Vietnam War.

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