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Blog

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!

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The Travels of Tuna: New Zealand’s largest migrating fish

The story of New Zealand’s tuna actually begins and ends in the Pacific Ocean near Tonga...

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Striking a Balance – Grace Johnston

The Otago Museum Blog is being taken over by the student-creators of the exhibition Climate Change – Striking a Balance!

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OCTOBER (WHIRINGA-Ā-NUKU) SKY GUIDE

Welcome to the Sky Guide, your monthly guide to what's happening in the heavens!

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Striking a Balance – Logan and Pagemarie Boyd

Leading up to Climate Change – Striking a Balance, Otago Museum Blog is being taken over by the student-creators of the exhibition, highlighting their passions for communicating various issues caused by the effects of climate change.

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A Jacket Made in France

A new addition to the Museum’s dress collection unexpectedly involves the story of the first male staff member in the then Home Science Department, University of Otago; a dashing 24-year-old Frenchman named Monsieur Rene Thevenot. Our recently acquired garment is a stylish New Look jacket, sewn by Patricia Coleman in 1954, near the end of a year’s study in Europe. Image 1 blog2 Jacket made by Patricia Coleman in Vichy, France, in 1954. G2020.15 Gift of University of Otago; Otago Museum Collection. Photograph by Jen Copedo It has a...

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Research Insights Q & A – Luna Thomas

What is your place of study? I am a PhD student at the University of Otago in the zoology department. I am studying the mating behaviour of the endemic stag beetle Geodorcus helmsi. Tell us about your visit My visit was fascinating! The University of Otago has a large number of stag beetles in their collection! I was able to get localities off of them, which will allow me to get a better picture of their range. I was also able to get a better understanding of the variation in the morphology across this...

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Striking a Balance – Rose Oats

Leading up to Climate Change – Striking a Balance, Otago Museum Blog is being taken over by the student-creators of the exhibition, highlighting their passions for communicating various issues caused by the effects of climate change.

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SEPTEMBER (MAHURU) SKY GUIDE

Welcome to the Sky Guide, your monthly guide to what's happening in the heavens!

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Striking a Balance – Jeremy Meikle

Leading up to Climate Change – Striking a Balance, Otago Museum Blog is being taken over by the student-creators of the exhibition, highlighting their passions for communicating various issues caused by the effects of climate change.

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Striking a Balance – Sarah Al-Balushi

Leading up to Climate Change – Striking a Balance, Otago Museum Blog has been taken over by the student-creators of the exhibition, highlighting their passions for communicating various issues caused by climate change.

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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.

Disclaimer

The views expressed here are those of our individual contributors, and are not the views of the Otago Museum.

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All content of this blog is Copyright Otago Museum, 2017. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the Otago Museum, except for the purposes of private study, research, criticism, review, or education, as provided for in the New Zealand Copyright Act 1994.