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Auckland Museum Events & Exhibitions May 2004

Auckland Museum Events & Exhibitions

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MAY 2004

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. They are 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 — 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.
Peter Stichbury: Domestic potter – a survey of a pioneer New Zealand studio potter 28 May – 8 August An exhibition to mark potter Peter Stichbury’s 80th birthday.

The exhibition features work from the major periods in his career from the early days of learning and teaching in Auckland, to his travel to Britain and Higeria to work under the two greats of the British studio pottery movement, Bernard Leach and Michael Cardew, and finally to his consolidation as a domestic potter in Auckland.

Decorative Arts Gallery West.

Standard Museum donation entry.
Titian StudioWare – the Ceramic Art of Cameron Brown 28 May – 8 August An exhibition presenting a collection of Titian’s slip-cast ceramics from the 1950s and ‘60s, and exploring the themes of pop ceramics, kiwiana kitsch and New Zealand’s neo-classical influences.

Decorative Arts Gallery East.

Standard Museum donation entry.
John Edgar: Calculus 7 May – 27 August A series of exquisite abstract miniatures reflecting the artist’s two decades of work with greywacke stone.

Decorative Arts Central.

Standard Museum donation entry.

Pascoe – Songs of Innocence

2 April – 27 June

An exhibition showcasing the world of New Zealand childhood through photography.

Pictorial Gallery.

Standard Museum donation entry.


Another Vietnam – Documentary Series

Sunday 2 May, 3pm

Sunday 16 May, 3pm

Sunday 16 May, All Day

Sunday 6 June, 3pm

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.

Music in the Museum

Sunday 2 May

Students from Auckland University’s School of Music perform.

Ocean’s Gallery, 2pm.

Time in Motion: Mum’s the Word

Sunday 9 May

A screening from the NZ Film Archive with live piano accompaniment to celebrate Mothers’ Day.

Manaia Room, 3pm.

Living Treasures Day – Vietnamese Culture

Sunday 16 May

A day of events to celebrate Vietnamese culture and coinciding with the special exhibitions ‘Another Vietnam’ and ‘Vietnam: a Kiwi snapshot’.

All day.

Standard Museum donation entry.

Time in Motion:

The Ayes Have It: Parliament at 150 Years

Sunday 23 May

A screening to mark the 150th anniversary of parliament.

Manaia Room, 3pm.

Standard Museum donation entry.

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’.



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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