Otago Museum management is strengthening its focus on
collections and aims to double the percentage of overall
staff devoted to collection-related duties.
The Otago Museum's recent ''REVolution: 100 Years of
Motorcycles'' exhibition proved ''hugely successful'',
attracting more than 82,683 visitors, museum staff said.
Some of Dunedin's top cultural attractions could face a
''significant'' drop in visitor numbers if tourist entry fees
are introduced, Dunedin city councillors have been warned.
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,
A three-year freeze on Dunedin City Council levy
contributions to the Otago Museum could be nearing an end.
Former Otago Museum chief executive Shimrath Paul received
$429,104 in accrued sabbatical leave payments when he left
the Otago Museum to take up a senior health administration
post in Indonesia.
Some seats are still available for two free public talks by
legendary larrikin and former international motorcycle road
racer Graeme Crosby, which are being given at the Otago
Museum, in Dunedin, at 3pm and 6pm today.
Retired Dunedin cardiac physician and amateur entomologist Dr
Ted Nye is donating his mosquito collection to the Otago
Museum, nearly trebling its mosquito specimen holdings.
The Otago Museum's ''responsible operations'' team has
recently been making an initial assessment of the museum's
carbon footprint, museum officials say.
Otago Museum is planning to keep its recently redeveloped
H.D. Skinner Annex open to the public throughout the year, to
allow increased community use.
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