Otago Museum

'Unsustainable' work hours concern at museum

Otago Museum treasurer Mike Horne has highlighted the risks to the institution of senior museum staff "carrying unsustainable loads and working unsustainable hours".

Tribute to former director

Tribute to former director

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 from Canterbury visit museum

More people from Canterbury have been visiting the Otago Museum since the February 22 earthquake in Christchurch, museum organisers say.

DCC urged to boost museum funding

DCC urged to boost museum funding

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.

Kakahu and korowai shown on special day

Kakahu  and  korowai shown on special day

There was no frippery about the feathers in a rare fashion parade at Otago Museum yesterday.

Programme continues despite cut in funding

Programme continues despite cut in funding

The Otago Museum is maintaining an extensive education programme for school pupils throughout Otago, despite a recent reduction in Ministry of Education funding.

Last days of Maori exhibition

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.

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.

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