The Otago Museum's success in winning three national museum
awards is also boosting awareness of Dunedin's overall
achievements as a city of culture and science, museum
director Dr Ian Griffin says.
Otago Museum director Dr Ian Griffin has been elected to the
board of the national museums professional body, Museums
Aotearoa, for a two-year term.
''It's over here,'' Zachary Penman says quietly, gesturing
down the hall of Otago Museum.
The Otago Museum's lobby has been redesigned.
The planned $3.25 million redevelopment involving the Otago
Museum science centre aims to double the present 88,000
visitors to that facility and related areas.
Otago Museum Trust Board chairman Graham Crombie has been
re-elected, to an extended, three-year term.
The Dunedin City Council has signalled a funding increase for
Otago Museum, but stopped short of a request for more than $1
million over the next decade.
Dozens of children - and their parents - were bugging out at
the sight of creepy-crawlies at the weekend.
About 1000 people visited the Otago Museum's new free
exhibition, ''Bugs: the Mega World of Minibeasts'', during
its opening weekend.
Recently appointed Otago Museum conservator Nyssa Mildwaters
is excited to have taken on the challenge of helping protect
and conserve the museum's two million objects, large and
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