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Auckland Museum: Director's Choice
 

Auckland Museum: Director's Choice (Paperback)

By Gaimster, David

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- Auckland Museum houses the world's leading collection of Maori taonga (treasures) and, reflecting Auckland's place as the world's largest Polynesian city, multiple traditional and contemporary arts from throughout the Pacific region - The Museum's natural history and documentar...y heritage holdings are among the most extensive in the southern hemisphere - New photography showcases the key items in the collection in exquisite detail - Part of the successful Director's Choice series Auckland Museum, founded in 1852, just 12 years after New Zealand became a British colony, was the nation's first public museum. From the outset the Museum was encyclopedic in its collecting of 'specimens illustrative of the Natural History of New Zealand - also, Weapons, Clothing, Implements of New Zealand, and the Islands of the Pacific'. Starting in a farm cottage, the Museum is now one of the most important in Oceania. Dominating the central Auckland landscape, its monumental Greek Revival building is one of the visual icons of the city. The building is also a memorial to the war dead of the Auckland province, hence the Museum's full title, Auckland War Memorial Museum. Auckland Museum houses the world's leading collection of Maori taonga (treasures) and, reflecting Auckland's place as the world's largest Polynesian city, multiple traditional and contemporary arts from throughout the Pacific region. The Museum's director, David Gaimster, explores this extraordinary collection, each item with its own compelling backstory.
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ISBN 9781785511738
Released NZ 1 Mar 2019
Format Paperback
Availability
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ISBN-13 9781785511738
Stock Available
Status Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd
Released 1 Mar 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Gaimster, David
Category Exhibition Catalogues And Specific Collections
Photography & Photographs
Museum, Historic Sites, Gallery & Art Guides
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 80
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 190mm
Dewey Code 069.09324
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade

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