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Kiwi music exhibition proves a hit for Auckland Museum

Published: 9 May 2017

Auckland Museum’s exhibition Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa has been a resounding success, having received international and local awards and nearly 200,000 visits.

Two awards and another nomination

Volume was named an Exhibition Media Award winner at the recent international 2017 Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums Innovation (GLAMi) Awards, part of the Museums and the Web Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.

Auckland Museum also received the 2017 Excellence in Sponsorship Award from the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ), for the Museum’s sponsorship relationship with Spark.

Volume has also been announced as a finalist for Exhibition Excellence – Social History at the ServiceIQ 2017 New Zealand Museum Awards.

Around 200,000 visitors

The popular, free exhibition, which closes Sunday 21 May, has seen around 200,000 visitors enjoy its 200 objects – costumes, instruments, handwritten lyrics and images generously loaned by some of our best-loved musicians. There are also a number of interactive spaces.

Museum Director Dr David Gaimster says the exhibition has been a huge success.

“Volume has been one of our most popular exhibitions with visitors. The seven-month exhibition has been a chance to forge new partnerships in innovation, technology and entertainment to provide cutting-edge experiences for our visitors and tell the stories of New Zealand’s rich musical past and present,” he says.

About Volume

Volume was developed in partnership with the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame Trust (Recorded Music New Zealand and APRA AMCOS). The free exhibition runs until Sunday 21 May.

Museum entry is free for Aucklanders with proof of address.