HILLARY'S DIARY

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THE SUMMIT CLIMB IN HIS OWN WORDS

Sir Edmund Hillary’s Diary – 31st May

Sir Edmund Hillary’s Diary – 31st May

31 May 2013

Reaching the Summit – in Hillary’s own words “May 31. IV to Base Had a good night. Packed up in morning and left in great heat about 10.30. Feeling terribly tired...

Sir Edmund Hillary’s Diary – 30th May

Sir Edmund Hillary’s Diary – 30th May

30 May 2013

Reaching the Summit – in Hillary’s own words “May 30. South Col to IV Another foul night with strong wind and very cold. We all packed up and left and then with Te...

Sir Edmund Hillary’s Diary – 29th May

Sir Edmund Hillary’s Diary – 29th May

29 May 2013

Reaching the Summit – in Hillary’s own words “May 29. Summit At 4am the weather looked perfect and the view superb. Tenzing pointed out Thyangboche. We commenced ...

COLLECTIONS

Missal cover from 13th Century Limoges

17 April 2014

For Easter, we visited our Applied Art and Design galleries to photograph this beautiful enamel missal cover. Curator Damian Skinner provides a short history of how the French city Limoges, where the cover was m...

Robin Morrison’s work through contemporary eyes

14 April 2014

As part of our exhibition A Decade of Days – Auckland through Robin Morrison’s eyes, we collaborated with Manukau Institute of Technology, Fresh Gallery Otara, the public and invited experts to explore people, places and...

Fijian breastplates inspire contemporary artist

24 March 2014

I recently attended #Tattoo4Tonga: Pacific Artists fundraising for Ha’apai held at Fresh Gallery, Otara where a series of paper breastplates by Ema Tavola caught my attention. They were abstractions of prestigious civavo...

Archaeological 'dig' in Pacific Ethnology collection reveals new connections

14 March 2014

Australian postdoctoral fellow James L. Flexner is on a global quest to tell the story of life in the colonial New Hebrides, and recently spent time examining the Museum's ethnographic collections. The archaeologist i...

LEARNING

Missal cover from 13th Century Limoges

17 April 2014

For Easter, we visited our Applied Art and Design galleries to photograph this beautiful enamel missal cover. Curator Damian Skinner provides a short history of how the French city Limoges, where the cover was m...

Robin Morrison’s work through contemporary eyes

14 April 2014

As part of our exhibition A Decade of Days – Auckland through Robin Morrison’s eyes, we collaborated with Manukau Institute of Technology, Fresh Gallery Otara, the public and invited experts to explore people, places and...

Fijian breastplates inspire contemporary artist

24 March 2014

I recently attended #Tattoo4Tonga: Pacific Artists fundraising for Ha’apai held at Fresh Gallery, Otara where a series of paper breastplates by Ema Tavola caught my attention. They were abstractions of prestigious civavo...

Archaeological 'dig' in Pacific Ethnology collection reveals new connections

14 March 2014

Australian postdoctoral fellow James L. Flexner is on a global quest to tell the story of life in the colonial New Hebrides, and recently spent time examining the Museum's ethnographic collections. The archaeologist i...