A series of talks by Otago Museum director Dr Ian Griffin is
boosting the museum's public profile.
That comment was made by Otago Museum Trust Board chairman
Graham Crombie at the board's latest meeting.
Tabled at the meeting was a report from Dr Griffin noting
that since his December board report, he had given talks
about the museum's future to meetings of the Friends of the
Hocken Library and the Rotary Club of South Dunedin, as well
as at the annual meeting of the Otago Institute.
The Shanghai Science and Technology Museum had also asked him
to join the scientific peer review panel for the selection of
its new planetarium system, and would be paying him to attend
the selection panel on April 1-3.
Dr Griffin, a professional astronomer, said he had been
invited to give a public lecture on his astronomical
research, at the Shanghai institution on April 5.
He had also been invited to be keynote speaker at the Science
Communicators Association of New Zealand conference in New
Plymouth in March. Organisers would meet his travel costs.