Otago Museum organisers have made big cost savings by
improving transport arrangements for a major exhibition to be
staged at a new museum in Dunedin's Chinese sister city,
Titled ''New Zealand: The wonders of the natural world'', the
exhibition showcases this country's ''remarkable natural
science'' as seen through the eyes of a Maori legend of
creation, organisers say.
The Otago Museum has been invited to send to the big new
exhibition or nearly 200 artefacts, to mark the open-ing
later this year of the recently constructed Shanghai Natural
It had initially been planned to build the accompanying
display ''furniture'' in Dunedin and send it to Shanghai, but
it became clear transport costs would have been
To save money, large display cases and supporting material,
including information panels, would be constructed, printed
and assembled in Shanghai, museum marketing and development
manager Caroline Cook said.
Chinese authorities are now meeting the cost of producing the
The exhibition will feature at the grand opening of the
Chinese museum in late June.