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Curator, Māori, Rachel Wesley takes a closer look at the story behind one of the items currently on display in the futurest case in est. 1868 – the carved soapstone whio.
The preserved school shark currently on display in our est. 1868 exhibition doesn’t look especially tasty, but shark is a popular dish on menus the world over. With this year’s World Food Day (celebrated 16 October) taking the theme “our actions are our future,” we take a look at how our appetite for shark is impacting its future.
The Friends of the Otago Museum are proud to sponsor the inaugural H D Skinner Memorial Lecture at 6pm on Thursday 11 October, as part of the Museum’s 150th anniversary celebrations.
Welcome to the Sky Guide, your monthly guide to what's happening in the heavens!
Lights, camera, action! The Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies is calling for entries to the celebrated Quantum Shorts film festival.
This week, the Otago Museum Science Engagement team and the Far From Frozen exhibition travelled to the Cook Islands. In partnership with the US Embassy in New Zealand, and with support from Air New Zealand, we are hanging out with more than 500 local students, talking about why Antarctica is so critical to the health of our oceans, and how we can all help to fight climate change.
This September marks 125 years since New Zealand became the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote. Otago Museum has received funding from the Ministry for Women to create a project that will celebrate both the anniversary, and the women who make up the fabric of Dunedin.
Otago Museum is thrilled to announce a return season of Anthonie Tonnon’s A Synthesized Universe, with another six shows to be performed in the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium from 31 October.
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