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Archaeologists love middens because they contain a wealth of information about how people used to live. Museum Guide Merryn Chynoweth tells us more.
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.
The yellow-eyed penguin, thought to be one of the world’s rarest penguins, has a dedicated advocate – the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust (YEPT) – committed to saving this endangered species. The Otago Museum and Otago Regional Council jointly support the YEPT and the work of Dr Trudi Webster in her role as Conservation Science Advisor.
We’re halfway through our Animal Attic Project, and the Conservation team, with the help of our Facilities and Natural Science collection colleagues, have been busily beavering away. The gallery has been emptied of specimens, except for our Asian elephant skeleton which stayed put. After a good clean, it has kept us company while we work in the eerily empty gallery.
If you've wondered why a woman has been wandering our galleries, holding a small device up to the lights, this post is for you.
A very (very) abridged list of the conservation quandaries that arise when tackling textiles.
Conservation tackles a crab who has suffered some inadvertent amputations.
We recently loaned an outfit to the Hocken Collections for their exhibition We Drove Here: Hocken explores motoring history.
I was recently asked to look at the storage of a pair of boots in our European Textile Store.
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