Open daily, 10am–5pm, Free

419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

Blog

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!

Emma2

A day in the life of a Natural Science Curator

To celebrate International Museum Day 2017, we take a look behind the scenes at the Otago Museum to see what a random day in the office looks like. Thanks to Emma Burns, Curator Natural Science, for sharing a snapshot of her working day.

Read More >
Carina3

Constellation of the Month: Carina

With long clear wintry nights providing great visibility for stargazing, our Perpetual Guardian Planetarium Sky Tonight presenter, Isobel Andrewartha would like to introduce you to the constellations. We’ll feature one each month.

Read More >
Taoka digi press release blog 1 SM

5,000 Kāi Tahu adzes digitised by Museum staff

The Otago Museum has recently completed a significant milestone in its Taoka Digitisation Project, completing the digitisation of approximately 5,000 Kāi Tahu adzes in just under a year...

 

Read More >
DSC 5509 2 SM

Three Cups of Tea – Karen Taylor O’Neill and Elise Johnston, inspired

Our latest exhibition, Current, features nine creatives and their works inspired by items in the Museum’s textile collection. In a series of blog interviews we introduce the artists.

 

Read More >
Gecko Website Template Page 555x425px

The month ahead @ OM: May

If you haven’t done so already, why not channel your inner muse and help us name our jewelled gecko – moko kākāriki. Our competition is your chance to tell us your favourite name and why you chose it, and also to help choose the winner!

Read More >
F81 25 4 SM

Egyptian exoticism

While fashion is subject to rapid and continual change, it doesn’t always look straight ahead. Fashion’s ongoing dialogue with its own past leads to the seeking out of what is perceived to be new, novel and sometimes exotic from other time periods and cultures...

Read More >
April

Saturn in the heart of the Milky Way

It’s been a good week for Otago sky watchers with a remarkable aurora australis last Saturday evening. The beams and colours of that display (which was visible as far north as Auckland!) will linger long in this stargazer’s memory.

Read More >
AA ellieskellie

Museum’s popular Animal Attic gallery to close for preventative conservation work

The Otago Museum’s Victorian-inspired Animal Attic gallery will be closed between Monday 1 May and Friday 16 June for Museum facilities, conservation and collections staff to carry out a range of tasks focused on its ongoing conservation.

Read More >
GeckoBlog2 SM

Moko kākāriki – a day in the life

Our moko kākāriki has now been living at Otago Museum for six months, and has settled comfortably into his new home. But how does our jewelled gecko live? What is an average day for him like?

Read More >

Help name Otago Museum’s treasured jewelled gecko

Its repatriation home via Wellington Zoo’s The Nest Te Kōhanga, where it was nursed back to health by the zoo’s expert team of veterinarians, was the result of hard work by a number of parties including Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, Museum staff, the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Setpoint Solutions, with assistance from the University of Otago and Wellington Zoo.

Read More >

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

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.