7 October 2015
Social anthropologist Dr. Susanne Kuehling visited the Otago Museum recently to study some Kula valuables in the collection. Kuehling’s PhD saw her undertake fieldwork on Dobu Island, Papua New Guinea, focusing on the moral dimension of gift exchange.
5 October 2015
Orca skulls and giant penguin fossils will be the subjects of research for the 2015 Otago Museum Linnaeus Taxonomy Fellowship recipients. Shaun Wilson and Marcus Richards will receive funding to work on the Museum collection as they undertake significant research projects in zoology and geology, respectively.
1 October 2015
As the clock counts down towards the 5 December launch of the Otago Museum’s new planetarium, the Museum announced today an unprecedented and transformational sponsorship and philanthropic package with New Zealand blue chip company Perpetual Guardian. The company’s 10-year strategic investment in the Museum’s science engagement programme will inspire the next generation of young New Zealanders to take an interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
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18 September 2015
The Otago Museum is bursting at the seams with science and history to inspire, educate and entertain these school holidays. From Wonderland to WWI, the Museum’s programme of events and activities has something for everyone.
16 September 2015
Peter Zilberg and Anna Perdibon from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are undertaking research on cuneiforms at the Otago Museum this week, in particular a medical piece to ward off the Lamaštu-demon.