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Waikato Museum wins national museum award

19 May 2016

An exhibition celebrating the art and legacy of Maaori weaving won Best Exhibition - Regional Taonga Māori at the 2016 Museums Aotearoa awards for Waikato Museum. More

Major Exhibition Celebrates New Zealand's Finest Traditional Maaori Weavers

25 June 2014

An extraordinary collection of traditional Maaori kaakahu (cloaks) and weaving from five generations of one family opens on 29 June as a major exhibition at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato. More

Grants a major boost to World War I Commemorations

31 October 2013

Hamilton’s planned World War I centenary commemorations have received a significant financial boost this week with grants for two major projects confirmed. More

Winner Announced For 2013 National Contemporary Art Award

13 August 2013

An Auckland artist, Dieneke Jansen has won the 2013 National Contemporary Art Award sponsored by Waikato Society of Arts and hosted by Waikato Museum. More

Waikato Museum Welcomes New Funding Partner For Restoration Projects

13 August 2013

Waikato DFAS (Decorative and Fine Arts Society) has committed an annual fund to Waikato Museum for the restoration of fine arts projects from the museum’s collection. More

Winner of WOW Competition Announced

8 August 2013

Congratulations to Mrs J Bourke of Taupari, the winner of our WOW Competition. More

A Chance to Exhibit in High Profile Hamilton Art Gallery

30 July 2013

New Zealand-based artists and arts groups interested in holding an exhibition of their work at ArtsPost, Hamilton’s high profile retail art gallery have until 1 September to apply. More

People's Choice Winner Announced for Fieldays No. 8 Wire National Art Award

19 July 2013

The people have spoken and the People’s Choice Award in the 2013 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award has been awarded to two local artists. More

Win Tickets to WOW!

5 July 2013

Visit Off the Wall World of WearableArt™ Up Close and you can enter to win tickets and accomodation to the World of WearableArt™ Show in Wellington! More

Finalists Announced for National Contemporary Art Award

25 June 2013

Judge Jon Bywater has selected 37 finalists for the 2013 National Contemporary Art Award sponsored by Waikato Society of Arts and hosted at Waikato Museum. More

Call for Proposals for Upper Gallery

13 June 2013

Exhibition space available to schools and community groups. More

Winners Announced for Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award

6 June 2013

An Auckland artist, Louise Purvis has won the major prize in the 2013 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award. More

Sponsor Named for National Contemporary Art Award

19 April 2013

The wait is over for artists anxious to enter the 2013 National Contemporary Art Award now that Waikato Society of Arts has confirmed they will sponsor the award this year. More

Giant Penguin Fossil Returns

10 April 2013

Extraordinary treasure back on display. More

Calling All Musicians! Sunday Sounds at the Museum

15 March 2013

We are seeking musicians from the Waikato to fill our galleries with music. More

Hamilton Students Take on 48-hour Sci-Fi Writing Challenge

20 February 2013

Thirty local students from six Hamilton Secondary Schools will have 48 hours to produce their best piece of creative writing in a competition inspired by the sci-fi and fantasy exhibition, White Cloud Worlds at Waikato Museum. More

Children's Day Carnival Centred on CBD Celebrations

15 February 2013

Waikato Museum and other Hamilton community organisations have joined forces to bring Hamilton one of the biggest free family events of the year, the Children’s Day Carnival. More

Judge Confirmed for 2013 National Contemporary Art Award

18 January 2013

Jon Bywater, a well-known art critic and senior lecturer at Elam Art School has accepted the challenge to judge the 2013 National Contemporary Art Award hosted by Waikato Museum. More

Hairy Maclary and Friends on Show at Waikato Museum

11 January 2013

Hairy Maclary and friends are making their way to Hamilton! More

International Research Project on Display at Waikato Museum

14 December 2012

Hamilton artist and Wintec School of Media Arts tutor Tim Croucher has teamed up with internationally renowned Chinese artist Xu Ze to bring a unique cross-cultural experience to Waikato Museum visitors from this Saturday. More

Original Moore-Jones Image Gifted to City ​

7 December 2012

The original glass slide of a photograph of a Gallipoli soldier and his donkey - the basis for Sapper Horace Moore-Jones’ famous war-time painting - has been donated to the people of Hamilton by the family. More

ArtsPost Wins Top Shop Retail Excellence Award

16 October 2012

ArtsPost Galleries & Shop has won the Giftware and Homeware category in the 2012 Top Shop Retail Excellence Awards for the Waikato region. More

Judge announced for 2013 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award

2 October 2012

Acclaimed New Zealand sculptor, John Edgar will judge the 2013 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award. More

Winner Announced for 2012 National Contemporary Art Award

16 August 2012

A cantilevered bus shelter, titled Parallel of Life and Art by Auckland artists Michael Parr and Blaine Western has won the 2012 National Contemporary Art Award sponsored by Barry Hopkins and hosted by Waikato Museum. More

High Profile Hamilton Art Gallery Seeks Waikato Exhibitors

9 August 2012

Waikato artists and community groups interested in exhibiting their work have until 1 September to apply to ArtsPost, Hamilton city’s high profile retail art space. More

Experimental Music Pioneer to Perform at Waikato Museum

25 July 2012

Experimental music and digital art pioneer, Wang Fujui will treat Hamilton to a one-off performance at Waikato Museum on Monday 27 August. More

Semi-finalists Announced for National Contemporary Art Award

14 June 2012

Nineteen semi-finalists have been selected by Judge Caterina Riva for the 2012 National Contemporary Art Award. More

Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award Winners Announced

8 June 2012

A Whanganui design student has won the major prize in the Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award 2012. More

Waikato Schools Thrilled to Get Free Rugby Gear From Waikato Museum

5 June 2012

More than a hundred quality rugby balls, a set of goal posts, nets, passing hoops and exercise pads were welcomed by Waikato schools this week. More

Finalists Announced for Fieldays No 8 Wire National Art Award 2012

22 May 2012

The finalists have now been selected for the Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award 2012. More

Waikato Museum Wins Two National Museum Awards

20 April 2012

In the fifth Annual National Museum Awards last night, Waikato Museum was awarded the Project Achievement Award: Exhibition Excellence – Social History for its 2011 exhibition Red, Yellow and (All) Black and the Judges Award for Sustainability for its innovative temporary exhibition wall fabrication system. More

New Waikato Museum Director Appointed

13 April 2012

Hamilton City Council has appointed Cherie Meecham as its new Director of the Waikato Museum. More

Waikato Museum Named as Finalist Twice in National Museum Awards

11 April 2012

Waikato Museum has been named a finalist in the New Zealand Museum Awards 2012, with not one but two of its entries.
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Judge Announced for Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award

29 February 2012

Well-known corrugated iron sculptor Jeff Thomson will judge this year’s Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award. More

Children's Day Celebrations to be Held in Hamilton

24 February 2012

National Children’s Day will be celebrated in Hamilton next weekend with a range of events throughout the city. More

Waikato Museum Recognised as a Leading Tourism Operator

24 February 2012

Waikato Museum has achieved a Silver Enviro award and is now recognised as one of the country’s leading tourism operators by Qualmark – New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance. More

Judge Confirmed for National Contemporary Art Award

23 February 2012

Caterina Riva has accepted an invitation to judge the 2012 National Contemporary Art Award, sponsored by Barry Hopkins and hosted by Waikato Museum. More

Entries Open for 2012 National Contemporary Art Award

17 February 2012

Entries are now open for the 2012 National Contemporary Art Award. More

Biosecurity Under Watch at Waikato Museum

16 February 2012

Shipping containers carrying the ‘How to make a Monster’ exhibition will be checked by Waikato Museum staff trained in inspecting and securing biosecurity risks onsite, enabling them to bypass a costly biosecurity process. More

Historic Signing to Protect Waikato River

9 February 2012

In an historic first, Hamilton City Council and Waikato-Tainui will tomorrow sign an agreement marking a new era of partnership between both organisations around caring for the Waikato River. More

Monsters Set to Move in to Waikato Museum

27 January 2012

Dramatic, exciting, imaginative, scientific and a just little bit scary – ‘How to Make a Monster, the art and technology of animatronics’ opens at Waikato Museum next month. More