Posts by Moira White for Blog:
Virtuoso tourist art?
One of the windows attracting lots of visitor interest in ‘Keep it Glassy’ – Tūhura Otago Museum’s current stairwell case exhibition – displays three flaked glass spear points from north Western Australia...
Twelve Stamps of Christmas
As we embark on the enjoyable task of choosing Christmas cards to send to friends and family this year, it seems an appropriate time to think about the stamps that have been specifically designed for the season...
‘Probably going [to] Auckland for bird studies’ – Lily Daff writes to H D Skinner
1 September was World Letter Writing Day and Moira White, our Curator, Humanities, has been delving through Otago Museum's historical correspondence...
Blumhardt Foundation means more art at Otago Museum
With the support of the Blumhardt Fund, Otago Museum has recently acquired an exciting group of additions to the crafted corner of our collections...
Silver Island – World Book Day
“One of the best adventure stories young New Zealand has yet been given”, was the Herald reviewer’s summary of Edith Howes’ Silver Island, when it was published in 1928...
A Radio NZ interview early in the New Year discussing New Zealand’s 129th Chess Congress – played in Christchurch 2 – 12 January – reminded me of the sole chess set in Otago Museum’s collection...
Reverend Dr Charles Elliot Fox
1920s honorary collector
Locking in a day for nylon stockings
A discussion of the finer things.
Smocks, but not as you know them...
Six Degrees of Separation
Happy World Book Day!