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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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Inaugural H D Skinner Lecture

The Friends of the Otago Museum are proud to sponsor the inaugural H D Skinner Memorial Lecture at 6pm on Thursday 11 October, as part of the Museum’s 150th anniversary celebrations. 

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Portrait Exhibition Highlights Local Women

This September marks 125 years since New Zealand became the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote. Otago Museum has received funding from the Ministry for Women to create a project that will celebrate both the anniversary, and the women who make up the fabric of Dunedin.

 

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Anthonie Tonnon returning to the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium

Otago Museum is thrilled to announce a return season of Anthonie Tonnon’s A Synthesized Universe, with another six shows to be performed in the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium from 31 October.

 

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Desperately Seeking Tuhura

Otago Museum is searching for one mystery visitor who shares their name with the Museum’s award-winning Tūhura Otago Community Trust Science Centre.

 

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Free Museum Bus Loop

Want to spend a day out with the kids these holidays, but just the thought of parking in the city is doing your head in? Park once and jump on the Otago Museum Loop Bus!
The free Museum Loop Bus will be running weekdays during the school holidays. Park the car and jump off and on during the day for FREE.

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Outreach heading out again

Following the successful Far from Frozen programme in Niue in August, the Otago Museum team is about to pack up and head to the Cook Islands. With the continued support of the United States Embassy and Air New Zealand, a team from Otago Museum is travelling to Avarua, Rarotonga on 24 September to present a week of school sessions, shows and community workshops. The showcase includes interactive displays, demonstrations and virtual reality experiences, all designed to communicate the science behind climate change.

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Discoverer’s granddaughter to view returned Polynesian textiles

Earlier this year several Polynesian textile items were returned to Otago, where they were found 124 years ago...

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Ancient weapon surfaces on the Taieri

The Otago Museum is very excited by a donation it has just received...

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Exhibition Design Garners National Acclaim

The Otago Museum has once again received national recognition for exceptional exhibition design at the 2018 Best Design Awards.

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Extreme Science Outreach

Otago Museum is taking its commitment to science outreach to the extreme again this year, travelling 3500 kilometres to Niue and the Cook Islands to deliver the Far from Frozen science showcase. With the support of the United States Embassy and Air New Zealand, a team from Otago Museum will travel to Alofi, Niue this Friday for a week of school sessions, shows and workshops that will engage nearly 500 students as well as community members. The showcase includes interactive displays, demonstrations and virtual reality experiences all designed to communicate the science behind climate change. Craig Grant, Director Science Engagement and Visitor Experience, says, “We believe it’s essential to bring this showcase to...

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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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