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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!

2016 iD Fashion Week: When Fashion Fails

A very (very) abridged list of the conservation quandaries that arise when tackling textiles.

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2016 iD Fashion Week: Mary Quant, Miniskirt Master

"In recent fashion there are three: Chanel, Dior and Mary Quant." – fashion journalist Ernestine Carter.

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2016 iD Fashion Week: Men and the Time Warp

Collection Officer Jamie Metzger on one of the inspirations for the Otago Museum's iD Fashion Week case, Time Warp.

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Fashion and the Brain

Neuroscience or style? We say choose both!

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Celebrating the 150th Birthday of Genetics (sort of)

Peas + bananas = genetics? 

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Bike Wise Life

Bike Wise Month lives on at the Museum.

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Seaweek 2016: Museum Style

Museum staff members are sharing their enthusiasm for all things marine today in the Octagon. 

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Comedy on the High Seas

How does one find comedy in a shipwreck? Therein lies a tale linked to the prayer book on display in the Maritime gallery.

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Ellen in Antarctica: Part III

Somewhere in this post are adorable seal pictures.

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How Christian Dior Came to New Zealand

When it’s time for our bi-monthly Collections date with Dougal Stevenson, I always find myself in a state of panic about what to take.

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