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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!

Otago Museum Discovery World II a step closer

The Otago Museum has received a funding boost of $500,000 in the Otago Community Trust’s latest donations round.

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Accolades at 2016 New Zealand Museum Awards

Otago Museum claimed several top honours, including two categories and a special award, in this year’s ServiceIQ New Zealand Museum Awards held in Auckland on Wednesday 18 May.

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Our Tropical Terrapins

Two terrapins, named Daphne and Heidi, live in our Tropical Forest here at the Otago Museum. They are red-eared sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans), a type of terrapin often seen as a household pet.

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Pedal to the metal! #LeadingTheCharge

A group of electric vehicles and their proud owners covered some serious mileage (approximately 2,131km) across the length of New Zealand over the course of two weeks. This wasn’t just any road trip. It was part of the #LeadingTheCharge movement, dedicated to accelerating the Electric Vehicle (EV) uptake in New Zealand. 

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Last Call for Wildlife Wonder-shots

At 5pm on Monday 16 May 2016 this year’s Otago Wildlife Photography Competition (the 17th edition) closes. Get your entries in by then for the chance to join the ranks of past winners.

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Shakespeare Day

  *Dear Shakespeare* Although there is a bit of debate over the exact day William Shakespeare (1564–1616) was born (apparently there is a baptism record but not a birth record), the event is normally celebrated on 23 April. He died on the same day 52 years later, 400 years ago. It is words that we usually associate with Shakespeare: the language of the plays and sonnets, new entrants to the English vocabulary and quotations used daily around the world. We seem to be nearly as enamoured of the characters he created as of the words he gave them to speak. His words have inspired countless works of arts, from paintings to films to...

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World Penguin Day

A guest post from the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust about penguin feathers and moulting.

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Follow the Light: Surveying our galleries

If you've wondered why a woman has been wandering our galleries, holding a small device up to the lights, this post is for you.

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Time Warp: Staging an intervention

Turning a dilemma into a dreamy display through the magic of design (and lots of vinyl).

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2016 iD Fashion Week: A Single Shoe

A guest blog from Dr Elaine Webster about a pair of delicious Dior shoes.

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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.

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