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Hocken Collections Uare Taoka o Hākena

Founded on a collection donated by Dr T M Hocken in 1910 and entrusted to the University of Otago for the people of New Zealand, Hocken Collections is a library, archive and art museum. Its collections focus on the history, development, cultures and natural environment of Aotearoa New Zealand, the Pacific and Antarctica, with special emphasis on southern New Zealand. Formats collected include archives and manuscripts, books, newspapers, periodicals, music, maps, paintings, drawings, posters and ephemera.

Part of the University of Otago Library, the Hocken is primarily a research facility providing access to both secondary and primary resource materials, with specialist reference and consultation services available. The Hocken Gallery focuses on showcasing historical and contemporary collection items through a regularly changing programme of exhibitions.

Collection Type
Art, History, Maritime, Pacific, Taonga Maori, Technology

Contact Details
Postal address iconPO Box 56, Dunedin
Telephone number icon64-3-479 1100
Web address iconhttp://library.otago.ac.nz/index.php
Email address iconhocken@otago.ac.nz

Visitor Information
Physical address iconCorner of Anzac Ave & Parry Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconMon-Fri 9.30am-5pm Thu Evening 6pm-9pm Sat 9am-12 Noon
Charges iconFree

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Celebrate NZ Music Month 2018

Between the sheets: A sing-along of treasures in the Hocken sheet music collection. Hear excerpts from the Hocken sheet music and songbook collections and discover the stories behind these songs. Opportunities for ...

Dates: 26-May-2018

The Order of Things

Curated by: Andrea Bell The Order of Things considers systems of categorization, taxonomy and the production of knowledge. Referencing twentieth century French philosopher Michel Foucault’s 1966 text by the same ...

Dates: 24-May-2018, 25-May-2018, 27-May-2018, 27-May-2018, 28-May-2018, 29-May-2018 View more sessions