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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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Far From Frozen: Cook Islands Edition

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.

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Portrait Exhibition Highlights Local Women

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.

 

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est. 1868: Love on the Forest Floor

The next instalment in our est. 1868 blog series: the mating game of kiwis.

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Anthonie Tonnon returning to the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium

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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Desperately Seeking Tuhura

Otago Museum is searching for one mystery visitor who shares their name with the Museum’s award-winning Tūhura Otago Community Trust Science Centre.

 

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Free Museum Bus Loop

Want to spend a day out with the kids these holidays, but just the thought of parking in the city is doing your head in? Park once and jump on the Otago Museum Loop Bus!
The free Museum Loop Bus will be running weekdays during the school holidays. Park the car and jump off and on during the day for FREE.

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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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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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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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