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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!


Museum of Broken Relationships

Richie Hardcore writes about his experience of the exhibition

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Stamps telling a story

Frozen meat and it's history in stamps

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Love in the leaf litter

Love in the Leaf Litter

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Challenging the Deep

Our ocean-themed, classical collection

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Remus’s Tale

A story of a broken relationship

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

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Parties and puzzles

The eleventh blog from Claire, telling us about what will happen with the cores that the JOIDES Resolution have drilled.

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New Zealand, but not as we know it!

The tenth blog from Claire, telling us about New Zealand's geological history

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Jim Cooper installation opens at Otago Museum

Otago Museum has started the year with an appreciation for the arts, and internationally recognised artists are now on display and free to the public. Following the popularity of Areez Katki: Bildungsoman, which was voted one of 2019’s top 50 exhibitions in Australasia, a new installation of work by acclaimed ceramicist Jim Cooper is now on display in the entrance to the People of the World gallery. Entitled NO. 9: work made in a number nine year, the pieces are different from Cooper’s main body of work. The installation retains his usual exuberance and spontaneity, but veers away from the cartoonish and...

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What lies beyond the labs

The ninth blog from Claire, telling us about the ship beyond the labs

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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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