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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!

Have you ever had a broken heart?

*The Museum of Broken Relationships – A public space for every union that ever was* Have you ever had your heart broken? Do you own an object that won’t let you forget? Give it to us, and join a global exhibition of loss and healing. The Museum of Broken Relationships (MoBR) is an original, internationally acclaimed museum, conceptualised by artists and founders, Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić. Its mission is to provide a virtual and physical public space, with worldwide presence and global reach, to connect people through stories of love and loss. Every MoBR touring exhibition starts with establishing a link with audience and community. It is truly democratic and anyone can...

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Roo Balls!

Exactly what it sounds like...

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Your monthly guide to the heavens

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Museum campus goes entirely smoke-free

As of Sunday 1 September, the entire Otago Museum campus will be designated smoke-free. 

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Medal Reverse


Remembering Otago's greatest novelist

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A favourite food for penguins!

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Creatures of the Deep Sea

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Unlocking History

Volunteer, Nora Schlenker, talks about her work.

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August Sky Guide


Your monthly guide to the heavens

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Planetary Transits

Their history and their future

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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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