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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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Nightmares in a Museum

Our staff often get asked at Halloween what some of the scariest things in the museum are...

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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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Fashion FWD: clothing in ancient Greece

To mark the exhibition, Fashion FWD, Robert Hannah, the honorary curator of the Classical collections, here looks back to examples of ancient dress fashion.

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Happy Archaeology Week

Welcome to #NZArchaeologyWeek! This week we have brought together some of Otago Museum and the University of Otago's favourite Archaeologists to share some of their favourite objects from our collection.

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Here be monsters: Giant Squid from the Catlins

Dive into the history and mystery of the giant squid (Architeuthis dux) with On Lee Lau!

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Research Insights – Q & A with Peter Hadden

I am a part-time postgraduate student in Auckland at the University of Auckland, Department of Ophthalmology, and also a practising ophthalmologist (eye surgeon)...

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QUEEN VICTORIA’S HEAD

On postage stamps!

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‘How long do the butterflies live for?’

Longer than we thought!

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Myth Monday!

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Locking in a day for nylon stockings

A discussion of the finer things.

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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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