Exhibitions

Welcome to the Library’s new exhibitions space. Entries are added as we curate exhibitions.


Thumbnail of three-volume Roll.Special Collections First World War Centenary 2014-2018

The digitised Auckland University College Roll of Honour forms the centrepiece of the Special Collections First World War centenary website. Additional online content and physical exhibitions will be mounted over the centenary to tell the stories of Collegians during wartime and to explore different aspects of the War and its aftermath.


Source: Costuming notebook from the 1970 Summer Shakespeare production of A midsummer night's dream.Just the time for a play

Sydney Musgrove was professor of English at the University of Auckland from 1947-1979. Featuring a selection of material from his papers; Just the time for a play highlights his involvement in the Auckland amateur theatre scene and the wider arts and literary scene of the period.


Source: Book stamp of Rebecca Rushout. Special Collections bookplatesSpecial Collections bookplates

The rare books in Special Collections often contain extra-textual content such as inscriptions and bookplates that reveal something about who owned them before they reached our shelves. For a glimpse into the former lives and owners of a few of the Library’s rare books, view the Special Collections bookplates exhibition.