Winner 2021 / Exhibition design / Museum exhibitions

Auckland Museum Gallery Renewal: Stories of Auckland

  • Prize
    Winner in Museum exhibitions / Exhibition design
  • Company
    Thylacine Design
  • Designer
    Caolán Mitchell
  • Design Team
    Caolán Mitchell, Tim Moore, Ceci Wilkinson, Robin White, Lis Cherry and Minnie Doron
  • Credits
    Photography Auckland Museum, Richard Ng

Tamaki Herenga Waka: Stories of Auckland shares the diverse stories of the people and place that is Tamaki (Auckland). The gallery encourages visitors to explore the city through new eyes, participating in and contributing to the narratives that shape the diverse place that is Tamaki today. The interpretive design is based on He Korahi Maori, a philosophy that focuses on caring for Culture, People and Place. The overarching concept centres on the Maori world view of Tangata Whenua – People of the Land, where Whenua (Place) and Tangata (People) underpin each distinct area within the gallery.

Thylacine specialise in the design and delivery of public environments that connect the visitor personally and physically to an experience and story. We are a multi-award winning team with extensive experience in the planning, design, fabrication and delivery of interpretive, commemorative and educational projects including exhibitions, interactives, public art and cultural projects within Australasia.