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.

More from Canterbury visit museum

More people from Canterbury have been visiting the Otago Museum since the February 22 earthquake in Christchurch, museum organisers say.

DCC urged to boost museum funding

DCC urged to boost museum funding

Against a background of tensions between the Dunedin City Council and the Otago Museum over funding issues, museum trust board chairman Graham Crombie is urging the council to boost funding in the longer term.

Kakahu and korowai shown on special day

Kakahu  and  korowai shown on special day

There was no frippery about the feathers in a rare fashion parade at Otago Museum yesterday.

Programme continues despite cut in funding

Programme continues despite cut in funding

The Otago Museum is maintaining an extensive education programme for school pupils throughout Otago, despite a recent reduction in Ministry of Education funding.

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