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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!

2016 iD Fashion Week: When Fashion Fails

A very (very) abridged list of the conservation quandaries that arise when tackling textiles.

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2016 iD Fashion Week: Mary Quant, Miniskirt Master

"In recent fashion there are three: Chanel, Dior and Mary Quant." – fashion journalist Ernestine Carter.

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2016 iD Fashion Week: Men and the Time Warp

Collection Officer Jamie Metzger on one of the inspirations for the Otago Museum's iD Fashion Week case, Time Warp.

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Celebrating the 150th Birthday of Genetics (sort of)

Peas + bananas = genetics? 

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Comedy on the High Seas

How does one find comedy in a shipwreck? Therein lies a tale linked to the prayer book on display in the Maritime gallery.

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How Christian Dior Came to New Zealand

When it’s time for our bi-monthly Collections date with Dougal Stevenson, I always find myself in a state of panic about what to take.

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Tooth be or not tooth be?

Just like we do here at the Museum, the Otago Hospice shop occasionally gets strange items dropped off to them.

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WEB Antarctica 6400px from Blue Marble

Ellen In Antarctica: Part I

Assistant Curator, Natural Science Ellen Sima is trading out the Otago Museum basement for the bottom of the world.

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Autahi

Articulating Autahi

Meet Autahi, the Otago Museum's leopard seal.

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Valentine's Day mummy

Like many museums of a certain age, we have a mummy.

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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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