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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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Fashion FWD: clothing in ancient Greece

To mark the exhibition, Fashion FWD, Robert Hannah, the honorary curator of the Classical collections, here looks back to examples of ancient dress fashion.

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Jars of Pickled Sea Cucumbers

“What is that?” is a question I receive often. As a scientist who studies marine invertebrates and now lampreys (the topic of my PhD thesis) I am used to receiving looks of disgust, shock, and — in the case of my aunt — horror when I describe my study organisms.

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Thicc bee-auties

All about bumblebees!

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Happy Archaeology Week

Welcome to #NZArchaeologyWeek! This week we have brought together some of Otago Museum and the University of Otago's favourite Archaeologists to share some of their favourite objects from our collection.

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The Enduring Rose: Cultivating Fashion

The rose, more than any other flower, has inspired illustration and imagination. The unmistakable scent, the graceful beauty, the delicate petal texture of the rose bud and bloom, the unforgiving nature of its thorns – all these are familiar images and remembered sensations.

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Winging It

"I’ve been riding with sam for almost ten years. He’s been to every climbing crag on the South Island. It might be the longest relationship I’ve ever had,” Anne says with a smile and a nod at the impressive web on her 2003 faded green Subaru Impreza.

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Here be monsters: Giant Squid from the Catlins

Dive into the history and mystery of the giant squid (Architeuthis dux) with On Lee Lau!

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Introducing Rosi

Our amazing Honorary Curator (and Twitter Queen)

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Research Insights – Q & A with Peter Hadden

I am a part-time postgraduate student in Auckland at the University of Auckland, Department of Ophthalmology, and also a practising ophthalmologist (eye surgeon)...

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World Cities Day

31 October has been designated as World Cities Day by the United Nations. The Day is expected to promote interest in urbanization.

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