Travel confessions: The truth about being a tour guide

I’ve been to Rome 12 times, but I’ve never toured the Colosseum. I’ve visited Pisa 20 times over, but I’ve never seen the view from the tower. I’ve walked the Tongariro Crossing seven times, but no one ever took a…

David Gaimster: Role of museums in the past, present and future

COMMENT Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum has closed its doors for an extraordinary situation once before. In 1918, at the height of the Spanish Influenza pandemic which caused the deaths of 9000 New Zealanders, the Auckland Museum was…