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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!

Community groups, meet scientists – project funding and expert connections

The Otago Participatory Science Platform (PSP) grant is now open for applications. If you have a burning question that science could answer, PSP can help connect you with the scientists and the funding to do so.

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Museum getting in the kegs

As part of its commitment to sustainability, Otago Museum is very pleased to be signing on with Dunedin start-up company Spout Alternatives, one of the first in the city.

 

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James Cameron in Dunedin for two public talks

Marking the midway point of the James Cameron – Challenging the Deep exhibition, Otago Museum is extremely pleased to announce that James Cameron himself will be in Dunedin for two public talks on the weekend of 16 and 17 November.

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The next stage in a journey of thousands of years

After five months of careful storage, the conservation process has commenced for the six moa footprints extracted from the Kyeburn River in May.

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Astronomers gather to witness a sunrise transit of Mercury in Mercury Bay

Astronomers gather to witness a sunrise transit of Mercury in Mercury Bay

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Otago Museum Collections Access Hiatus

Otago Museum is closing public and research access to its collections stores for six months from 1 January until 30 June 2020.

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More than just swan plants to keep butterflies fluttering by

Tūhura’s Tropical Forest at Otago Museum has a new mini-exhibition in place that discusses the native butterflies of Aotearoa New Zealand, and how we can aid in their recovery.

 

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Extreme Science on the Road

People living in hard to reach and remote communities are often excluded from experiences that urban New Zealanders take for granted; Extreme Science II is challenging this, by taking science, and scientists, to the far corners of Aotearoa.

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Tuvalu Language Day in Oamaru

Talofa! Otago Museum is helping Waitaki’s Tuvaluan community celebrate Tuvalu language week on Tuesday 1 October at the Oamaru public library.

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Otago Museum Education Team Over Achieving

Despite operating on piecemeal funding, the Otago Museum Education department’s Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) programme has educated record numbers of youth this year, surpassing government targets by a phenomenal 851%.

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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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