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Blog

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!

Your Museum at Your Place

@hOMe – your museum, in your home We're bringing the Museum to the public. Virtually at least. Since the COVID-19 Alert 4 lockdown began, Otago Museum staff from all divisions have been working busily creating an enormous range of material for the public to access while confined to their bubbles.  From the café to collections, from education to animal husbandry, the new portal showcases the diverse range of skills in the Otago Museum team. Material is now available at www.otagomuseum.nz/athome and includes blogs, jigsaw puzzles, video chats, craft activities, science experiments, past and current exhibitions and displays, and much more.  It is split into View, Read, Do, and Listen but there are...

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Covid-19 Updates

*Monday 23 March* As of 3pm today, the Museum is closed until further notice. We will advise of any changes or new information as it comes to hand. Please look after your people and stay safe.  Kia kaha.   *Sunday 22 March* We are open, and have implemented a visitor register so we can easily contact our visitors if we need to. Details will be kept strictly private and destroyed after a month. There are forms at the cafe and at the main entrance.  We have reduced our planetarium screening schedule so we have time to clean between shows and so there is room for people to manage the physical distancing recommendations. If you are...

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Otago Museum appoints new Curator Māori and Pouhere Kaupapa Māori

Otago Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Gerard O’Regan to the roles of Curator and Pouhere Kaupapa Māori.

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Otago Wildlife Photography Competition open but change is coming

A little later than its usual summer season, Otago Museum’s Otago Wildlife Photography Competition kicks off on Sunday 1 March this year.

 

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Jim Cooper installation opens at Otago Museum

Otago Museum has started the year with an appreciation for the arts, and internationally recognised artists are now on display and free to the public. Following the popularity of Areez Katki: Bildungsoman, which was voted one of 2019’s top 50 exhibitions in Australasia, a new installation of work by acclaimed ceramicist Jim Cooper is now on display in the entrance to the People of the World gallery. Entitled NO. 9: work made in a number nine year, the pieces are different from Cooper’s main body of work. The installation retains his usual exuberance and spontaneity, but veers away from the cartoonish and comical figurines that he is famous for. “I stay away from...

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Exploration Extended at Otago Museum

Otago Museum has extended the James Cameron – Challenging the Deep exhibition for two weeks, giving Dunedin residents – and out of town visitors – who have not yet visited a extra chance to do so before it leaves the city.

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Embroidering Culture

Otago Museum is thrilled to host Areez Katki’s acclaimed textile-based art exhibition, Bildungsroman, at the H D Skinner Annex opening on Saturday 11 January.

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A Moth Named Barbara

Dunedin’s Dr Barbara Anderson, who is passionate about all things moths, has just had a species named after her. Ichneutica barbara is a moth within the Noctuid family, which is one of the largest moth families in the world.

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Tis the season to be generous

In the spirit of Kris Kringle, the big cheerful man himself, Otago Museum is inviting the community to help make the holidays fun for all children.

 

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Dunedin schools, clubs, and associations – anyone – ahoy!

Otago Museum’s Dr Claire Concannon is going to the middle of the South Pacific Ocean, and Dunedin is invited along for the ride!

 

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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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