The Otago Museum has again been recognised as one of the top
tourism businesses in the country, having gained a perfect
score three years in a row from Qualmark, the New Zealand
quality assurance system, museum officials said.
A touring show at the Otago Museum, which conjures up the
heartbreak and hopes arising from the Canterbury earthquakes,
has attracted more than 25,000 visitors, many finding it a
highly emotional experience.
Anxieties are growing at the Otago Museum Trust Board about
financial pressures which could result in the museum drawing
down substantial amounts of its funding reserves to maintain
services in coming years.