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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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Otago Museum has recently purchased equipment to take high resolution sharp photos of our entomology collection and Kane Fleury, Collection Officer, Natural Science, is currently working on developing a system for imaging the small specimens.

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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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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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2016 iD Fashion Week: Stylish Hākui

'70s fashion from some very stylish hākui.

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2016 iD Fashion Week: When Fashion Fails

A very (very) abridged list of the conservation quandaries that arise when tackling textiles.

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2016 iD Fashion Week: Mary Quant, Miniskirt Master

"In recent fashion there are three: Chanel, Dior and Mary Quant." – fashion journalist Ernestine Carter.

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2016 iD Fashion Week: Men and the Time Warp

Collection Officer Jamie Metzger on one of the inspirations for the Otago Museum's iD Fashion Week case, Time Warp.

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Celebrating the 150th Birthday of Genetics (sort of)

Peas + bananas = genetics? 

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Comedy on the High Seas

How does one find comedy in a shipwreck? Therein lies a tale linked to the prayer book on display in the Maritime gallery.

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How Christian Dior Came to New Zealand

When it’s time for our bi-monthly Collections date with Dougal Stevenson, I always find myself in a state of panic about what to take.

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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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