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.
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Enjoy a blog by Otago Museum's Honorary Philatelic Curator Melville Carr about his collection of invertebrate stamps.
Jeweller Lynn Kelly was part of the iconic Fluxus co-operative in Dunedin for 15 years after completing a craft design course in Wanganui, before setting up her own workshop. Plants, and human interactions with them, are at the heart of much of the work she creates.
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!
1 September was World Letter Writing Day and Moira White, our Curator, Humanities, has been delving through Otago Museum's historical correspondence...
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.
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.
With the support of the Blumhardt Fund, Otago Museum has recently acquired an exciting group of additions to the crafted corner of our collections...
To accompany 'Fresh Produce' our current Stairwell Display, we have been delighted with a blog by our resident philatelist, Dr R Melville Carr.
“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...
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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