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Cultural Collections celebrate Waitangi Day

This important day for New Zealanders was also an important chance for our Cultural Collections staff to engage with the community.

By: Dion Peita, Mr Logan Metcalfe, Ms Thelma Thomas, Keren Ruki, Category: Science, Date: 15 Feb 2013

Are You Squidding?

An unusual catch brought Big Fish Small Boats's Al McGlashan (and his camera crew) to my lab space at the Museum.

By: Dr Mandy Reid, Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 15 Feb 2013

Boat People: From Sri Lanka to Australia

Long journey and long history.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 14 Feb 2013

The Spirit of Things: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Syd Green of the Spirit of Things Collective presents a video of their time here at the Museum and discusses what's next.

By: Stiff Gins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Feb 2013

Our Global Neighbours: ‘Waste Not’ - exhibition by Song Dong

Life and the material possession.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 12 Feb 2013

This week in Fish: Flying Stonefish!

Relax!  Stonefishes don't fly, but this one was kindly delivered after flying down from the north coast.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 08 Feb 2013

The Spirit of Things: Day 3

Stiff Gins band member Nardi Simpson reflects on the group's time in our Indigenous collections as part of the 'Spirit of Things' project.

By: Stiff Gins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Feb 2013

Waitangi Day 2013

What is Waitangi Day and how is the Museum involved in this year's celebrations?

By: Mr Logan Metcalfe, Category: Science, Date: 08 Feb 2013

Our Global Neighbours: Mali

Cultural diversity and conflict

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 08 Feb 2013

The Spirit of Things: Day 2

Australian music group, Stiff Gins, continue to draw inspiration from the objects in our Indigenous Collections and create new songs.

By: Stiff Gins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 07 Feb 2013