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Opening of Auckland War Memorial Museum, 1929

Opening of Auckland War Memorial Museum, 1929

Crowds gather for the opening of the Auckland War Memorial Museum in the Auckland Domain, on 28 November 1929. Auckland Museum was one of the two major museum building projects of the interwar period. The other was Wellington's Dominion Museum, built next to the National War Memorial and carillon. Both projects linked the role of a temple of culture to that of a site of remembrance.

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Conal McCarthy, 'Museums - Ethnology, research and building projects, 1900 to 1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/43876/opening-of-auckland-war-memorial-museum-1929 (accessed 22 November 2019)

Story by Conal McCarthy, published 22 Oct 2014