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The blog is where we'll post news, updates, information about objects in our collection, #betterworkstories, profiles of staff members and visitors, pictures and videos, and really anything we think you'd find interesting. We hope you enjoy. 

If there's a topic you'd like us to do a post about, or a post that you think needs a sequel, just let us know!

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est.1868: A Walk on the Wild Side

In the latest instalment of our est.1868 blog series, Curator, Humanities Moira White explains why these rugged boots, now over a century old, are included in the deadliest category.


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Outreach heading out again

Following the successful Far from Frozen programme in Niue in August, the Otago Museum team is about to pack up and head to the Cook Islands. With the continued support of the United States Embassy and Air New Zealand, a team from Otago Museum is travelling to Avarua, Rarotonga on 24 September to present a week of school sessions, shows and community workshops. The showcase includes interactive displays, demonstrations and virtual reality experiences, all designed to communicate the science behind climate change.

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pillars of creation

Sky Guide: September

Welcome to the Sky Guide, your monthly guide to what's happening in the heavens!

This month read all about Centaurus, Lupus, Ophiuchus and Serpens - and most importantly, daylight savings!

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10 September See blog

est. 1868: A Performance of Puppets

September is New Zealand Theatre Month. In a nod to all things theatrical, Curator Moira White explores the ancient Javanese tradition of wayang puppet theatre.

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Discoverer’s granddaughter to view returned Polynesian textiles

Earlier this year several Polynesian textile items were returned to Otago, where they were found 124 years ago...

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OM1 EarlyDays

est. 1868: Early Days at the Otago Museum

Honorary Curator Rosi Crane digs into the early days of Otago Museum.

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est. 1868: Deadliest Rocks

Honorary Curator Rosi Crane delves into the deadly legacy of mercury extraction as part of our est.1868 series.

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est. 1868: Dirty birds

The first instalment in our est. 1868 blog series.

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Combo Copy

Sky Guide: August

Welcome to the Sky Guide, your monthly guide to what's happening in the heavens!

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Ancient weapon surfaces on the Taieri

The Otago Museum is very excited by a donation it has just received...

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