The Otago Settlers Museum has secured the future of its
planned education outreach programme, involving some of the
city's other museums, by gaining a key new Ministry of
Otago Museum organisers are optimistic that international
consultancy work and improved chances to sell interactive
science exhibits overseas will result from a recent science
Closer links between New Zealand's four biggest museums are
starting to pay off, Otago Museum officials say.
Despite the huge power of computer search engines,
internet-based learning does not threaten the future of
science centres and museums, Dr Goery Delacote, one of the
world's leading science centre directors, says.
The Otago Museum is moving
on to the "world stage" by hosting the annual conference of
an Asia Pacific science centre network, for the first time in
New Zealand, organisers say.
Repeated vandalism to saplings in the Otago Museum reserve is
"pretty disappointing", the Dunedin City Council says.
The resolution of a long-running dispute over Oldman
collection artefacts held at the Otago Museum reflects a
greatly improved relationship between the museum and Te Papa,
Otago Museum officials say.
Gremlins in the Otago Museum's main entry automatic counting
system may be partly to blame for an apparent big drop in
museum visitors last year.
Core services at the Otago Museum will suffer if proposed
cuts to funding go ahead, the organisation says.
A Charles Darwin exhibition developed at the Otago Museum has
recently taken on a new life as a display at the South
Australia Museum in Adelaide.
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