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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!

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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...

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Unlocking History

Volunteer, Nora Schlenker, talks about her work.

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Pedal to the metal! #LeadingTheCharge

A group of electric vehicles and their proud owners covered some serious mileage (approximately 2,131km) across the length of New Zealand over the course of two weeks. This wasn’t just any road trip. It was part of the #LeadingTheCharge movement, dedicated to accelerating the Electric Vehicle (EV) uptake in New Zealand. 

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Ellen in Antarctica: Part III

Somewhere in this post are adorable seal pictures.

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Death's Cruel Sting

Dead bees and lime trees and mysteries.

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Tooth be or not tooth be?

Just like we do here at the Museum, the Otago Hospice shop occasionally gets strange items dropped off to them.

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Ellen in Antarctica: Part II

Ellen lands in Antarctica.

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Ellen In Antarctica: Part I

Assistant Curator, Natural Science Ellen Sima is trading out the Otago Museum basement for the bottom of the world.

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Hitchhiking giant wētā

An unexpected visitor arrived at the Otago Museum recently. (Warning: large bug picture after the jump.)

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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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