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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

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The Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is the leading public gallery in Auckland, New Zealand, and has the most extensive collection of national and international art in New Zealand. The collection was initially dominated by European paintings following the historical taste of the 19th century however, today’s collection includes a variety of periods, styles and media.

Many New Zealand and Pacific artists are represented, as well as Europe and art from the Middle Ages to the present day and collection numbers over 15,000 artworks.

Among the many masterpieces and historical objects in the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, the following are highlights:

To help you better appreciate the New Zealand Maritime Museum the following guides will be helpful:

Essential Facts:

  • Museums:           Auckland Art Gallery
  • Maori Name:      Toi o Tāmaki
  • Completed:         1887
  • Type Museum:   Art Gallery
  • Location:             Auckland, New Zealand
  • Address:              Corner Wellesley and Kitchener Streets, Auckland City


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