3D Scanner Measures Otago Museum Tuatara Specimens

25 November 2015

Six tuatara specimens from the Otago Museum collection have been 3D scanned as part of University of Otago student Scott Jarvies’s PhD.

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Upcoming Exhibition to Tell Stories of Kāi Tahu Wāhine

9 November 2015

The Otago Museum is just weeks away from the opening of the Hākui: Women of Kāi Tahu exhibition, which shares the stories, achievements and legacies of respected wāhine from the perspective of kā uri whakatipu, today’s generations. 

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Kula Expert to Study Museum Collection

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.

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2015 Linnaeus Taxonomy Fellowship Recipients Announced

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. 

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Philanthropic package brings night skies closer for Otago students

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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