Otago Museum

Cost, risk in tourist entry fees

Cost, risk in tourist entry fees

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 saves on Shanghai exhibition

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, Shanghai.

Museum may get more funds

Museum may get more funds

A three-year freeze on Dunedin City Council levy contributions to the Otago Museum could be nearing an end.

Departing museum head paid $700,000

Departing museum head paid $700,000

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.

Crosby talking bikes

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.

Mosquito collection donated to museum

Mosquito collection donated to museum

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.

Look at carbon footprint

The Otago Museum's ''responsible operations'' team has recently been making an initial assessment of the museum's carbon footprint, museum officials say.

Museum to keep annex open all year

Museum to keep annex open all year

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.

Discovery World refit part of museum upgrade proposal

Otago Museum officials are considering a draft plan which proposes spending up to $2 million to ''completely refit'' the museum's Discovery World science centre and create a ''flagship science communication gallery''.

Silent flock leaves dog flummoxed

Silent flock leaves dog flummoxed

Springvale Romneys bound for Shanghai had sheepdog Storm completely baffled yesterday.

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