Otago Museum's first Maori curator, Migoto Eria, was given a
full Maori ceremonial welcome at the museum yesterday as she
began her new job.
In the first of a new series on the little-known stories
behind some of Dunedin's collections, Otago Museum reveals
how part of the fabled HMS Bounty fetched up in Dunedin.
Otago Museum director Dr Ian Griffin is interviewing
candidates for three key jobs as the museum moves to
strengthen its collections-related staffing.
Otago Museum director Dr Ian Griffin has welcomed a new
compromise option involving proposed cycleways that could
allow the Otago Museum to keep some of its nearby parking.
Otago Museum officials are planning to continue a dramatised
''whodunnit?'' series after the success of a recent event
focusing on one of the world's most baffling maritime
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.
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