The public has responded "very positively" to the recent
redevelopment of the Otago Museum's much-loved Animal Attic,
museum organisers say.
A report tabled at a recent Otago Museum Trust Board meeting
noted the Animal Attic had reopened in June after undergoing
a refreshment, which had cost about $130,000.
All the attraction's specimens had been fully catalogued in
the collection database, with condition reporting and
New carpet had also been laid and lighting improved.
A conservator from Australian-based International
Conservation Services had also been contracted to change
painted bases on many of the bird mounts to bases more in
keeping with the style of the gallery.