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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.
How would you describe your work and aesthetic?
Very feminine, soft, romantic, very texture-based. I like monotone – the whole outfit is usually one colour...
With clear sky forecast, and with excellent prospects for a really good auroral display, last Friday I headed out to Hoopers Inlet. As the sun set behind the hills, I set up my cameras for what I hoped would be a memorable evening of aurora hunting.
Our latest exhibition, Current, features nine creatives and their works inspired by objects in the Museum’s collection. In a series of blog interviews we introduce the artists.
Otago Museum has recently received its first specimen classed as a new category of type specimen, called a hologenophore. The honour goes to a species of parasite collected near the Catlins! It was donated to us by Dr Bronwen Presswell, a parasitologist at the University of Otago.
Our Natural Science team recently removed two Museum icons, the Haast's eagle and Upland moa, from display in our Southern Land, Southern People gallery...
Among the Museum’s fantastically varied collections are items from New Zealand missionaries in China who were supported by the congregation of Knox Church in Dunedin. Some came to us directly from individuals; some from the Church.
On Thursday 2 February 2017, Otago Museum Director Ian Griffin received the very sad news from Dr Ted Nye’s wife, Jeanette Leigh, that Ted had passed away, a great loss to Jeanette and her family, and to the Otago Museum...
It’s a new year and we have a new-look Education Team at Otago Museum. Education Manager Kate Timms-Dean and Education Officer Emily Gray are here to serve the education needs of Otago and beyond...
Somehow January is already behind us and the year feels well under way. Huge crowds of cruise ship visitors have been keeping the Museum buzzing as they check out our offerings. If you’re a local, we’d love to see you. Come in and discover what treasures are on your doorstep...
Last Tuesday, clear sky in Dunedin found me in my garden taking pictures of remote nebulae through my telescope. As my camera clicked away, the long ten- minute exposures allowed me time to sit in a comfortable deckchair and enjoy the simple pleasure of exploring the sky overhead using binoculars...
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