Part of the international Director's Choice series, Auckland Museum's CEO, Dr David Gaimster, explores its extraordinary collection, each item with its own compelling backstory. Auckland Museum houses the world's leading collection of Māori taonga 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 documentary heritage holdings are among the most extensive in the southern hemisphere. New photography showcases some of the key items in the collection in exquisite detail. Dr David Gaimster joined the Auckland Museum as Director in 2017, having previously directed The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, and the Society of Antiquaries of London and worked in senior roles at the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport and at the British Museum. He has published extensively on archaeology, museology and cultural property.
Size: 19 x 16.5cm