The Otago Museum plans to build a small conservatory early
next year to help overcome draughty conditions near the
Museum officials said earlier this year work was under way
with Naylor Love to resolve the "long-standing issue" of cold
air entering through the main ground floor doors and the
nearby smaller external entrance to the cafe.
Resource consent has been obtained to build the conservatory,
providing an enclosed area outside a nearby side door close
to the museum cafe.
The conservatory will have an east-facing external door and
will be "in sympathy" with the museum's Centennial Wing.
Organisers said the conservatory could cost about $70,000 and
an air curtain about $15,000.