The biggest Otago Museum delegation sent abroad will attend
the opening of a trail-blazing Otago exhibition in Dunedin's
Chinese sister city, Shanghai, this week.
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.
An exhibition of Maori culture to be displayed in Shanghai
later this month is given a traditional farewell from the
An Otago Museum staff survey, conducted via internet, has
highlighted continuing concern over pay issues, amid
otherwise high levels of job satisfaction.
If things do not work out with Te Papa, Shrek fans may be
able to visit him at Otago Museum.
The Otago Settlers Museum has launched its redeveloped
internet site to update the public while the museum is closed
for a $35 million upgrade.
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.
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
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".
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