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Missed our Museum Week 2019 videos on social media? Here's another chance to watch.
Archaeologists love middens because they contain a wealth of information about how people used to live. Museum Guide Merryn Chynoweth tells us more.
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.
Otago Museum Conservation staff are today dismantling the only Collier 2nd model flintlock revolving rifle held in public collections around the world.
We've got a new display opening in the People of the World gallery on 7 February.
Intern Isaac Te Awa recently spent five weeks working on the Otago Museum’s Māori textile collection, where one item in particular caught his eye: potae taua. Here he shares what he’s discovered about these distinctive symbols of grief.
Shells have a special allure. In many Pacific cultures they are transformed into beautiful objects of adornment. For Creative Pasifika 2017, a selection is featured in a special exhibition on the Museum’s Atrium Level 1. The display includes a pearl shell nelo (nose ornament) from the Santa Cruz Islands, given to the Museum by the Reverend George West.
To celebrate International Museum Day 2017, we take a look behind the scenes at the Otago Museum to see what a random day in the office looks like. Thanks to Emma Burns, Curator Natural Science, for sharing a snapshot of her working day.
Our latest exhibition, Current, features nine creatives and their works inspired by items in the Museum’s textile collection. In a series of blog interviews we introduce the artists.
While fashion is subject to rapid and continual change, it doesn’t always look straight ahead. Fashion’s ongoing dialogue with its own past leads to the seeking out of what is perceived to be new, novel and sometimes exotic from other time periods and cultures...
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