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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!

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: 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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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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All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Drive: mounting a historic costume

We recently loaned an outfit to the Hocken Collections for their exhibition We Drove Here: Hocken explores motoring history.

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Putting the Right Foot Forward: custom boot supports

I was recently asked to look at the storage of a pair of boots in our European Textile Store.

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