Ex­hi­bi­tions recog­nised

Central Leader - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - JAMES PASLEY

Two of Auck­land’s cul­tural in­sti­tutes have gained na­tional recog­ni­tion for their cre­ative ex­hi­bi­tions.

Last week the Star­dome Ob­ser­va­tory and Auck­land War Memo­rial Mu­seum won awards at the Ser­viceIQ 2017 New Zealand Mu­seum Awards, which recog­nises the coun­try’s best ex­hi­bi­tions and mu­seum projects.

Star­dome won the ex­hi­bi­tion ex­cel­lence prize for two space dis­plays that were in­stalled in Oc­to­ber.

The first dis­play called His­tory of Space­craft used more than 20,000 toy bricks to show the be­gin­ning of man’s jour­ney into space.

The sec­ond dis­play al­lowed peo­ple to keep up with cur­rent space work through en­gag­ing with in­ter­na­tional space pro­grammes as well as the In­ter­na­tional Space Sta­tion and NASA.

Auck­land War Memo­rial

Mu­seum was recog­nised for its ex­hi­bi­tion Vol­ume: Mak­ing Mu­sic in Aotearoa - New Zealand’s first ma­jor mu­sic ex­hi­bi­tion.

It re­ceived an award for best new range for its mer­chan­dise shop cre­ated for the ex­hi­bi­tion. Its use of lo­cal sup­pli­ers, en­vi­ron­men­tal con­scious­ness and clear de­sign was com­mended.

The mu­seum’s nat­u­ral sciences ed­u­ca­tion pro­gramme Mana

Aotu¯roa won the most in­no­va­tive use of Te Reo Maori award.

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