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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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Sky Guide: May

Welcome to the Sky Guide, your monthly guide to what's happening in the heavens this May.

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Otago Museum Images to be Freely Available in Wikimedia Commons

On Saturday 4 May, Otago Museum is releasing more than 700 images of collection items and galleries in Wikipedia for use under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

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Midden: An Archaeological Treasure Trove

Archaeologists love middens because they contain a wealth of information about how people used to live. Museum Guide Merryn Chynoweth tells us more.

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Building Bee-utiful Gardens

Growing a range of different plants in your garden won't just make it look pretty – it'll also help attract precious pollinators. Science Communicator Samantha Kingsbury explains more.

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Surviving Chunuk Bair: H D Skinner at Gallipoli

The letters Skinner sent home to family and friends in New Zealand detail the three days and nights of fighting during the Battle of Chunuk Bair. 

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Hunting for Eggs

If you're hunting for eggs this Easter, make sure you swing by the Otago Museum. While our collection isn't made of chocolate, it does contain some of the rarest eggs in the world. 

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Wild Dunedin Podcast

Wild Dunedin Podcast

The Wild Dunedin Podcast returns on 23 April. Listen in to find out about the amazing wildlife that lives in and around our city.

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Zealandia, the Eighth Continent

This weekend, Otago Museum will open its most recent locally produced planetarium show, Zealandia: Life on the Hidden Continent.

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est. 1868: The Biggest Birthday Banner

For the last installment of our est. 1868 blog series, Curator Moira White investigates the story behind our supersized birthday banner.

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Several Hundred Specimens of Parasitic Worms Donated to the Otago Museum

Several hundred specimens from over 60 known species of parasites have been donated to the Otago Museum by the University of Otago’s Evolutionary and Ecological Parasitology group.

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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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