Sir George Grey Special Collections

Exhibition archives

Past exhibitions from Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 2000 - 2011.

We have a continuous programme of exhibitions – usually four each year – giving visitors the opportunity to view a selection of our heritage materials.

Select date ranges below to see brief descriptions of past exhibitions.

 

2010 - 2011

  • Auckland Akarana 'The wonderful isthmus'
  • Q - Tornquist and the Quoin Club
  • It's a Dog's Life
  • Shades of Grey
  • Illuminated addresses
  • A Miscellany: an exhibition of staff favourites

2008 - 2009:

  • Herman Schmidt
  • Shakespeare
  • Once upon a time
  • Hochstetter exhibition
  • Antarctica: a tale to tell
  • The Book as Art: contemporary artists and fine press books
  • Christmas cards

2006 - 2007:

  • Real Gold: Treasures of Auckland City Libraries
  • Point of View: Scenic NZ by F.G Radcliffe
  • Nobby Clark's Auckland
  • Playing the game: an exhibition of two halves
  • Auckland On-Stage: something for everyone
  • Volcanoes: the fire beneath our feet

2004 - 2005:

  • All Time Classic Hits 
  • 200 years ago: expanding horizons, shrinking world 
  • Ireland: a personal view.
  • Is it real gold? Medieval books 1150-1510
  • Clifton Firth: Photographs
  • Perils of the Sea
  • A Barbarous Measure

2002 - 2003:

  • A Certain Style .... glimpses of fashion in New Zealand
  • Telling My Story: Beyond the official record
  • Persephone in Winter: Robin Hyde
  • Recent additions to Special Collections
  • Compliments of the Season
  • Celebrating Dumas: his life and legacy
  • The Art of Advertising
  • Auckland: the beginnings of the city

2000 - 2001:

  • Art & Ownership: Twentieth Century bookplates
  • Bookbindings 2001
  • West meets East: images of China and Japan 1533 to 1920
  • An embarassment of riches: the visual style of the Victorians
  • Captured in print: an alphabet of animals
  • A dance to the music of time: the works of Anthony Powell
  • A most desirable place: eye witness accounts of the Bay of Islands 1769 - 1845

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