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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!

Tooth be or not tooth be?

Just like we do here at the Museum, the Otago Hospice shop occasionally gets strange items dropped off to them.

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Ellen in Antarctica: Part II

Ellen lands in Antarctica.

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Ellen In Antarctica: Part I

Assistant Curator, Natural Science Ellen Sima is trading out the Otago Museum basement for the bottom of the world.

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NASA Astronaut Incoming

NASA Astronaut Rex Walheim is on his way to the Otago Museum.

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Opening the planetarium

The planetarium doors open with a flourish.

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Welcome

If you’re a regular visitor to our website, you might be have found your surroundings somewhat…unfamiliar.

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All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Drive: mounting a historic costume

We recently loaned an outfit to the Hocken Collections for their exhibition We Drove Here: Hocken explores motoring history.

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The Otago Museum moai

May we introduce you to the only moai in New Zealand?

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Hitchhiking giant wētā

An unexpected visitor arrived at the Otago Museum recently. (Warning: large bug picture after the jump.)

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Articulating Autahi

Meet Autahi, the Otago Museum's leopard seal.

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About

Our blog aims to keep you informed of the latest happenings at the Otago Museum, through posts about our collections, our people and our work.

Disclaimer

The views expressed here are those of our individual contributors, and are not the views of the Otago Museum.

Copyright

All content of this blog is Copyright Otago Museum, 2017. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the Otago Museum, except for the purposes of private study, research, criticism, review, or education, as provided for in the New Zealand Copyright Act 1994.