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Intern Blog: Sam Finch
Over the past few months, I have been lucky enough to spend one day a week with the conservation team at the Otago Museum as part of an internship program with the University of Otago. Throughout my time at the museum, I have been able to experience many different things and learn a lot about conservation and how the museum runs. Perhaps the most notable thing I learned is that conservators do a lot more than just conserving objects. Every day in conservation is different, one day you are taking photos of ancient metalwork, the next preparing for a new...
All about bumblebees!
The Mystery of the Adzebill
Research slowly revealing history
Reconnecting with nature
Love in the leaf litter
Love in the Leaf Litter
A few more favourite Things
Our second installment from 2019
The taraire tree
One of OM's living collection
Welcome to OM
Shannah joins the team.
Midden: An Archaeological Treasure Trove
Archaeologists love middens because they contain a wealth of information about how people used to live. Museum Guide Merryn Chynoweth tells us more.
A Rifle with History
Otago Museum Conservation staff are today dismantling the only Collier 2nd model flintlock revolving rifle held in public collections around the world.
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