Connect with Ralph Hotere’s Personal Ceramics Collection at the Otago Museum

2 March 2015

As one of New Zealand’s most significant 20th century artists, Ralph Hotere’s life was filled with and intrinsically shaped by connections he made with people and through art. These relationships are the focus of Intersections: Ceramics from Ralph Hotere’s Personal Collection, the latest special exhibition from the Otago Museum, which opens on Saturday 21 March. 

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Brain Awareness Week 2015 Events Announced

25 February 2015

Menstrual hormones, bird brains, schizophrenia and much more will be up for discussion during Brain Awareness Week 2015 at the Otago Museum from 13 to 20 March. International researchers and local experts offer a series of talks and events during the week, which is presented in association with the University of Otago Brain Health Research Centre and the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand. 

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Otago Museum Grows Conservation Opportunities

23 February 2015

The Otago Museum continues to develop its Collections and Research team in line with its goal of managing and sharing its world class collection of over 1.8 million items. Nyssa Mildwaters was appointed as the Conservation Manager in August 2014, and the Museum is now looking to appoint a second conservator, as well as offering conservation students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience with the collection. 

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Otago Museum Announces New Centre for Science Engagement

12 February 2015

The Otago Museum Trust Board Chair Graham Crombie announced today that up to $3.25 million will be spent to create a new centre for science engagement at the Otago Museum. This includes the installation of a digital immersive planetarium, the redevelopment of the popular Discovery World, the renovation of the educational suites and the creation of a dedicated science communication team to staff the centre.

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Last Chance to See Antarctic Architecture in Dunedin

9 February 2015

Ice Lab: New Architecture and Science in Antarctica, running at the Otago Museum until 1 March, is entering its final weeks. Commissioned by the British Council and curated by the Arts Catalyst, Ice Lab offers an insider’s look into the interplay between science and design, and the future of both in Antarctica.

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