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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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DECEMBER (HAKIHEA) SKY GUIDE

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

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Striking a Balance – Zoe

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

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Striking a Balance is BACK

On New Year 2020, New Zealand woke up to an apocalyptic, mustard-coloured sky, and in the haze of bushfires, a sense of foreboding was felt by many around the country...

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NOVEMBER (WHIRINGA-Ā-RANGI) SKY GUIDE

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

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World Cities Day

31 October has been designated as World Cities Day by the United Nations. The Day is expected to promote interest in urbanization.

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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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About

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.

Copyright

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.