learned society in New Zealand
Auckland Institute and Museum is a learned Society in New Zealand.
The Auckland Institute dates back to 1867. In 1868 it took over management of the fledgling Auckland Museum and changed its name to Auckland Institute and Museum. Following World War I, the Auckland War Memorial Museum was opened (1929) and joined with the institute.In 1996 The Auckland War Memorial Museum Act 1996 separated the Institute from governance of the War Memorial Museum. Today The Auckland Museum Institute is charged with the support of the Museum and Museum Trust Board by providing advocacy, promoting the use and understanding of the Museum's collections and activities and supporting the function of the War Memorial aspect of the Museum. Since 1996, it has focused on its historic roles as 'Learned Society', operating Friends of the Auckland Museum, and appointing body for four Museum Trust Board members.
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