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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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Southern Frontiers II Expedition

Kane Fleury, Curator, Natural Science, was invited to provide insight as a naturalist on an expedition of the southwest inlets of Fiordland. Read all about it here!

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‘Probably going [to] Auckland for bird studies’ – Lily Daff writes to H D Skinner

1 September was World Letter Writing Day and Moira White, our Curator, Humanities, has been delving through Otago Museum's historical correspondence...

 

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Research visit: Seabirds and plastics

 Dunedin is home to a diverse seabird population, and many of these species are represented in Tūhura Otago Museum’s collections. This makes our collection a useful resource for researchers like Kamya Patel, who is studying why seabirds ingest plastics.

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Coins Minted by Caligula Honouring Family Members

As part of the University of Otago's Classics Programme, George Morris takes a deep dive into Caligula and the coins he minted to honour his family members.

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Blumhardt Foundation means more art at Otago Museum

With the support of the Blumhardt Fund, Otago Museum has recently acquired an exciting group of additions to the crafted corner of our collections...

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A New Zealand Fruit and Vegetable Production

To accompany 'Fresh Produce' our current Stairwell Display, we have been delighted with a blog by our resident philatelist, Dr R Melville Carr.

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Silver Island – World Book Day

“One of the best adventure stories young New Zealand has yet been given”, was the Herald reviewer’s summary of Edith Howes’ Silver Island, when it was published in 1928...

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Chess-ness

A Radio NZ interview early in the New Year discussing New Zealand’s 129th Chess Congress – played in Christchurch 2 – 12 January – reminded me of the sole chess set in Otago Museum’s collection...

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Rēkohu Travel Journal – Part Two: Shells and the Sea

Kīoranga! Hello again from Rēkohu / Wharekauri / Chatham Island.

The sea around Rēkohu is rich and abundant. It is easy to spot the signs of diverse coastal life along the foreshore between high and low tide...

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Rēkohu Travel Journal – Part One: Birds and the Bush

Tēnā kotau mai Rēkohu! Tēnā koutou mai Wharekauri! Greetings from Chatham Island! 

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