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The Sir George Grey Special Collections are named after the 19th century Governor of New Zealand whose significant gift forms the basis of the collection.
Visitors will find maps, manuscripts, music, photographs, ephemera and valuable rare books. It is a valuable resource for academics, students and researchers of New Zealand history and biography. Much of the collection can be viewed online.
Lithograph of Auckland presented to George Grey in 1863 by the artist, British soldier Frederick Stack.
Mansion House, the Grey family's residence on Kawau Island.
A rare copy of William Blake's self-printed poem Europe.
The centre curates four exhibitions each year. The current exhibition, 'Let's Dance!', opened in the second floor exhibition room on 21 September 2017 and runs until 30 January 2018.Showcasing dance in New Zealand over the last 150 years, Let's Dance! explores the way we embrace dance as part of everyday life. From school socials and public dances to classical ballet and the vibrant energy of Limbs and successive dance companies, the exhibition focuses on the pleasure of dancing and watching people dance.
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with us from 12-26 February.
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