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.
Otago Museum treasurer Mike Horne has highlighted the risks
to the institution of senior museum staff "carrying
unsustainable loads and working unsustainable hours".
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 people from Canterbury have been visiting the Otago
Museum since the February 22 earthquake in Christchurch,
museum organisers say.
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.
There was no frippery about the feathers in a rare
fashion parade at Otago Museum yesterday.
The Otago Museum is maintaining an extensive education
programme for school pupils throughout Otago, despite a
recent reduction in Ministry of Education funding.
This weekend more than 200 Maori cultural treasures will be
together for the last time, when the "Mo Tatou" exhibition
finally closes, after five years on the road.
Stilt walkers Daniel Gordon (fawn), and Miguel Nitis (robot),
of Highly Flammable, welcome Taylor Dickson (2) to the Big
Get Together at Otago Museum yesterday.
Any issues involving Otago Museum chief executive Shimrath
Paul's reporting to the Otago Museum Trust Board are
ultimately matters for the board to consider, Dunedin Mayor
Dave Cull says.
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