Otago Museum organisers hope to install a sophisticated
$300,000 radio tracking system this year to monitor
collection items at the museum.
The Otago Museum has done "extremely well" in attaining about
90% of its annual service performance goals, despite
difficult economic times, museum programmes director Helen
The Otago Museum is inviting visitors to face up to the
future in an unusual way, through a do-it-yourself
Otago Museum director Shimrath Paul is contemplating his
future as the winds of change blow through the boardroom of
the Otago Museum.
A joint review of aspects of Otago Museum funding is a
positive process and not intended to punish claimed
deficiencies at the museum, organisers say.
chairwoman and deputy chairman are changing, the Otago Museum
Trust Board will maintain considerable continuity and
strength, the board deputy chairman Malcolm Farry says.
The Otago Museum has received a $45,000 grant from the Dr
Marjorie Barclay Trust, which will be used to develop a
planned Otago's Ocean exhibition.
Long-serving Otago Museum Trust Board chairwoman Margaret
Collins is "shocked and disappointed" she has been replaced
as Clutha District Council representative on the board.
Questions over the use of public funds at Otago Museum - and
chief executive Shimrath Paul's use of a late-model Audi -
have prompted a warning future funding could be on the line.
Mo Tatou, the biggest Maori touring exhibition to visit the
Otago Museum for more than 20 years, received a stirring
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