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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!

Zealandia, the Eighth Continent

This weekend, Otago Museum will open its most recent locally produced planetarium show, Zealandia: Life on the Hidden Continent.

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Several hundred specimens of parasitic worms donated to the Otago Museum

Several hundred specimens from over 60 known species of parasites have been donated to the Otago Museum by the University of Otago’s Evolutionary and Ecological Parasitology group.

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20th Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition Opening Saturday

Otago Museum is looking forward to marking the 20th anniversary of the Otago Wildlife Photography Competition with a new medium and a new venue for the exhibition.

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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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Enter the Museum Collection

We've got a new display opening in the People of the World gallery on 7 February. 

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Leading US Physicist to Throw Light on the 100-year Quest for Einstein’s Gravitational Waves

Otago Museum is pleased to be co-hosting, with the Dodd-Walls Centre and the University of Otago, a free public talk by Professor Nergis Mavalvala on Thursday 31 January.

 

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Otago Museum Frogs have New Home

Some long-time favourites from the Otago Museum have shifted house.

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Singular Opportunity to Hear Globally Important Astronomer

In a serendipitous confluence of chance, the Otago Museum has been able to entice the President of the American Astronomical Society to give a public talk at the Museum.

 

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A Week of Wins

The Otago Museum has had a successful week with both funding and awards.

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Finding the Line Between Mystery and Knowledge

In good time for the silly season, Otago Museum is opening its first ever planetarium Christmas show — an in-house production, Christmas Mysteries.

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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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