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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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Appetite for destruction: Tūhura’s carnivorous plants

Plants that eat insects? Not only do they exist, we’ve got some growing in the Tūhura Otago Community Trust Science Centre. Read all about them here, then come and check them out for yourself.

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Otago Museum frogs have new home

Some long-time favourites from the Otago Museum have shifted house.

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est. 1868: The Once Popular Penwiper

Curator, Humanities Moira White examines an essential stationery item of the 19th and early 20th centuries: the quirky penwiper.

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Singular opportunity to hear globally important astronomer

In a serendipitous confluence of chance, the Otago Museum has been able to entice the President of the American Astronomical Society to give a public talk at the Museum.

 

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Remembering Ray and Lyn Forster

As the Otago Museum marks its 150th anniversary, Assistant Curator Anusha Beer remembers Dr Raymond Robert Forster, the Museum’s director between 1957 and 1987, and his wife Lyn Forster.

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A week of wins

The Otago Museum has had a successful week with both funding and awards.

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The Tunnelweb Spider – Dunedin’s Heaviest and Most Popular Spider

Encountering the formidable-looking tunnelweb spider around the house or garden can make you jump! Assistant Collection Manager, Natural Science Kane Fleury tells us why we have nothing to fear.

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Sky Guide: December

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

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Josephine Gordon Rich: 19th Century Zoologist

Inspired by our exhibition, Our Women: 125 of Dunedin’s Extra-ordinary Women, Honorary Curator Rosi Crane looks at the work of 19th century zoologist Josephine Gordon Rich.

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Surviving Chunuk Bair: H D Skinner at Gallipoli

Documents from H D Skinner at Chunuk Bair.

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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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