Otago Museum

Big welcome

Big welcome

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.

Cull regrets museum row being 'personalised'

Cull regrets museum row being 'personalised'

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.

Museum issues raised in report

A confidential Dunedin City Council report has questioned the nature of Otago Museum chief executive Shimrath Paul's reporting to his board and raised the "wider issue" of the relationship between the council and museum.

Marine display snapshot of ocean life

Marine display snapshot of ocean life

Tense final preparations are being made at the Otago Museum for the opening today of "Otago's Ocean", a display exploring stories of ocean life, from tidal zones to the deep sea.

Draft figures look better than expected

The Otago Museum has achieved a better-than-budget operating outcome seven months into the latest financial year, despite its popular tropical forest attraction generating less income than expected.

Museum takes issue with council report

Museum takes issue with council report

A Dunedin City Council report has identified potential areas for savings and belt-tightening in some Otago Museum costs but museum organisers say parts of the document are "inaccurate" and could create a "misleading impression".

Taonga show for Shanghai

Taonga show for Shanghai

A trail-blazing Otago Museum exhibition is likely to be viewed by up to half a million people in Shanghai, later this year, organisers say.

Two fall for museum pond's attraction

Two fall for museum pond's attraction

A fish pond at the Otago Museum's tropical forest attraction has recently become slightly too popular, with two people accidentally slipping in.

Change on museum board welcomed

Change on museum board welcomed

Members of a group of former Otago Museum staff are welcoming the prospect of "fresh blood" at the museum's governing trust board, including in its leadership.

Bugging out at Otago Museum: grub's up

Bugging out at Otago Museum: grub's up

Steve Barrish admits his knees were knocking as he contemplated the wriggling huhu grub before him.

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