For all its 150 years Auckland Museum has been a storehouse of New Zealand's and the Pacific's treasures. Its collections also cover applied arts from around the world, the weird and the wonderful of natural history, stunning ethnographic pieces, art and much more. In this book, a selection of 150 pieces of Auckland Museum's collection are on display. Each piece is accompanied by a lively account of its origins and significance, written by the curators who know these objects intimately. The introduction outlines the Museum's collections and major figures in the Museum's history.