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Tūhura Otago Museum Hosts Hospital Update
On Tuesday 28 March, Tūhura Otago Museum hosted the only public hospital update. Featuring five speakers from Te Whatu Ora, this was Dunedin’s chance to find out what is happening, to be informed, and to have their say.
Watch here and see for yourself.
Price Increase at Science Centre
Tūhura Otago Museum announced a price increase at the Science Centre and planetarium, effective from 3 April...
Virtuoso tourist art?
One of the windows attracting lots of visitor interest in ‘Keep it Glassy’ – Tūhura Otago Museum’s current stairwell case exhibition – displays three flaked glass spear points from north Western Australia...
Aotearoa’s Invertebrate Stamps
Enjoy a blog by Otago Museum's Honorary Philatelic Curator Melville Carr about his collection of invertebrate stamps.
Twelve Stamps of Christmas
As we embark on the enjoyable task of choosing Christmas cards to send to friends and family this year, it seems an appropriate time to think about the stamps that have been specifically designed for the season...
Pendants, petals, and pumice: Lynn Kelly’s jewellery
Jeweller Lynn Kelly was part of the iconic Fluxus co-operative in Dunedin for 15 years after completing a craft design course in Wanganui, before setting up her own workshop. Plants, and human interactions with them, are at the heart of much of the work she creates.
Media Release: Astronaut lands in Bluff
In what is thought to be a first, on Monday 31 October, an astronaut will be touching down in Bluff.
Southern Frontiers II Expedition
Kane Fleury, Curator, Natural Science, was invited to provide insight as a naturalist on an expedition of the southwest inlets of Fiordland. Read all about it here!
‘Probably going [to] Auckland for bird studies’ – Lily Daff writes to H D Skinner
1 September was World Letter Writing Day and Moira White, our Curator, Humanities, has been delving through Otago Museum's historical correspondence...
Research visit: Seabirds and plastics
Dunedin is home to a diverse seabird population, and many of these species are represented in Tūhura Otago Museum’s collections. This makes our collection a useful resource for researchers like Kamya Patel, who is studying why seabirds ingest plastics.
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