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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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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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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.

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Museum acknowledged for high standard of animal welfare

Otago Museum has been recognised for its high standards and appreciation of animal welfare with the Tropical Forest becoming the first and only butterfly enclosure in Australasia to achieve accreditation by the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA).

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Current exhibition to bring Otago Museum textiles to life

A new exhibition developed by the Otago Museum and curated by Assistant Collection Manager, Humanities, Jamie Metzger, provides an inspirational and contemporary interpretation of selected items from the Museum’s collection. Current opens Saturday 18 March to coincide with the 2017 iD Dunedin Fashion Week...

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New MoU between University and Museum

A redeveloped memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the University of Otago and Otago Museum is set to further invigorate already strong ties between the two institutions, stretching back nearly 150 years. Museum Director Dr Ian Griffin and University Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne say the purpose of the new five-year MoU, which has just been signed, is to contribute to the research, teaching and community services of both institutions through collaborative activity. “From the University's perspective this is recognition of the knowledge, expertise and resources the Otago Museum offers,” says Professor Hayne.  “We have often tapped into that in the past and this memorandum of understanding is a way of updating and formalising an already...

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