Tools & Resources

Auckland Museum Collections Online

Type: Online Resource
Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum's Collections Online enables users to search more than one million catalog records from the museum's natural sciences, human history, and documentary heritage collections.
2015 June

Much of the material the Museum makes available online is subject to copyright and released under a CC BY licence.

Reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works that are out of copyright in New Zealand are marked 'no known copyright restrictions.'

In addition, and also of note, the Museum has a culturally-sensitive policy specifically designed for managing access to reproductions of Taonga Māori (cultural treasures) and associated information.

Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum
New Zealand
Copyright Information
In Copyright, No Copyright
Rights and Reuse

Rights information is included online alongside each digital surrogate.

General information about the Museum's policy can be found in 'Rights and permissions'. Further information about reuse of the online collection can be found in 'Image Reuse Guidelines'.

In addition, the Museum produced a 'Copyright Licensing Guide' to aid users in their appreciation of how copyright is assessed and applies to various categories of material in its collection for the purpose of providing access to digital surrogates of those objects.

Cortex Citation:
Auckland Museum, “Auckland Museum Collections Online,” Copyright Cortex, accessed January 22, 2019,