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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!

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Same, same, but different.

The evolution of carnivorous plants

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Getting Sedimental

The sixth blog from Claire, drilling down about rocks.

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Exploration Extended at Otago Museum

Otago Museum has extended the James Cameron – Challenging the Deep exhibition for two weeks, giving Dunedin residents – and out of town visitors – who have not yet visited a extra chance to do so before it leaves the city.

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Have You Seen the Poplar Sawfly?

Help us track an unwanted foreign species.

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Time to stretch your brain

The fifth blog from Claire, telling us all about the Cretaceous – Paleogene boundary.

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How do I get to my lifeboat!

The fourth blog from Claire, telling us all about lifeboats.

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Embroidering Culture

Otago Museum is thrilled to host Areez Katki’s acclaimed textile-based art exhibition, Bildungsroman, at the H D Skinner Annex opening on Saturday 11 January.

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Tips for a happy co-existence

The third blog from Claire, telling us all about shipboard life.

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Going down to acronym town

AKA what and who?! Blog post two from Claire Concannon

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All Aboard!

OM's Dr Claire Concannon starts her journey, here is blog post number one.

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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.


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