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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. 

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2017 Otago Wildlife Photography Competition’s People’s Choice announced

Museum visitors and photography fans have had their say, submitting 3,038 total votes for this year’s Otago Wildlife Photography Competition’s People’s Choice Award across all competition entries.

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Development of Museum’s new science centre set to begin

Otago Museum’s popular Discovery World Tropical Forest will be closed following the July school holidays to allow construction to begin on the second stage of the development of its highly anticipated science centre.

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Introducing Otago Museum’s jewelled gecko… ‘Manawa’

Otago Museum’s treasured jewelled gecko – moko kākāriki has officially been named, following a competition run by the Museum seeking inspiration from the community.

 

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Life before Dinosaurs: Permian Monsters to land at Otago Museum

Step back 290 million years when bizarre-looking animals dominated life on land and sea in Life before Dinosaurs: Permian Monsters, open at the Otago Museum from Saturday 26 August.

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Hākui exhibition to open at Canterbury Museum

Otago Museum’s Hākui: Women of Kāi Tahu exhibition, which shares the stories, achievements and legacies of respected wāhine from the perspective of kā uri whakatipu, today’s generations, is set to open at Canterbury Museum this Friday, 9 June.

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Significant James Short telescope now on display at Otago Museum

Late last year, the Otago Museum discovered it is home to what appears to be the oldest telescope in New Zealand.

 

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Dunedin’s first female detective’s fashion fur donated to Museum

The Otago Museum’s significant textiles collection continues to grow with the donation of a fur stole originally owned by Dunedin’s first female uniformed detective, Lenore Lillian Wilson (née Lawrence).

 

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Otago Museum achieves CEMARS® certification

The Otago Museum has achieved CEMARS certification (Certified Emissions Measurement And Reduction Scheme) through a programme run by Enviro-Mark Solutions, helping organisations to accurately measure their greenhouse gas emissions, and put in place strategies to manage and reduce impacts.

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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...

 

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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.

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