Posts by Moira White for Blog:
Designed to fit beneath a waistcoat, with only the lens showing through a buttonhole, this small-for-its-time camera provoked some interesting reactions when it launched in the 1880s.
What stories are hidden inside this tiny box, currently on display in est. 1868? Curator Moira White takes a peek.
Curator Moira White explains why these medals, awarded by the Dunedin Horticultural Society, are part of the quirkiest category in est. 1868.
September is New Zealand Theatre Month. In a nod to all things theatrical, Curator Moira White explores the ancient Javanese tradition of wayang puppet theatre.
Earlier this year several Polynesian textile items were returned to Otago, where they were found 124 years ago...
We have a silver Irish groat in our coin collection with the crowned initials H and A on either side of a harp. The H stands for Henry VIII and the A stands for Anne Boleyn. The coin dates from 1534–35. Henry and Anne wed in 1533 and Anne was executed in May 1536.
"In recent fashion there are three: Chanel, Dior and Mary Quant." – fashion journalist Ernestine Carter.
How does one find comedy in a shipwreck? Therein lies a tale linked to the prayer book on display in the Maritime gallery.