Otago Museum

Museum cuts number of activities

Museum cuts number of activities

Otago Museum organisers plan to reduce some of the museum's activities and displays in a belt-tightening exercise, but are confident the quality of "visitor experience" will not be undermined.

Maori treasures bound for Shanghai

Maori treasures bound for Shanghai

An exhibition of Maori culture to be displayed in Shanghai later this month is given a traditional farewell from the Otago Museum.

Pay still an issue

An Otago Museum staff survey, conducted via internet, has highlighted continuing concern over pay issues, amid otherwise high levels of job satisfaction.

Shrek may stay in South

Shrek may stay in South

If things do not work out with Te Papa, Shrek fans may be able to visit him at Otago Museum.

Museum keeps in touch through website

Museum keeps in touch through website

The Otago Settlers Museum has launched its redeveloped internet site to update the public while the museum is closed for a $35 million upgrade.

Polynesia inspires artist in glass

Polynesia inspires artist in glass

Wherever Auckland glass artist Luke Jacomb travels next on his creative journey, there is a good chance a rather special canoe will be coming with him, at least part of the way.

Staff exchange spin-off of science conference

The signing of a staff exchange agreement between the Otago Museum and Science Centre Singapore recently reflects the continuing positive effects of hosting an international science conference in Dunedin last year, museum officials say.

Gateway to front show in China

Gateway to front show in China

A carved gateway commissioned by the Otago Museum will become the focal point of a major display of Maori artefacts in Dunedin's Chinese sister city, Shanghai, next month.

'Unsustainable' work hours concern at museum

Otago Museum treasurer Mike Horne has highlighted the risks to the institution of senior museum staff "carrying unsustainable loads and working unsustainable hours".

Tribute to former director

Tribute to former director

The Otago Museum yesterday installed an illustrated information panel highlighting the major contribution which the former long-serving museum director Dr H.D. Skinner made to the museum.

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