Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull yesterday thanked the Otago Museum
and everyone else who had helped deliver a ''new lease of
life'' for the redeveloped former Dunedin North post office.
A ''striking'' range of European fashion garments from the
late 19th and early 20th centuries, recently donated to the
Otago Museum, also reflects a surprising Dunedin link with
the Belgian royal family.
A ''remarkable'' $1.6 million redevelopment of the former
Dunedin North post office as an Otago Museum exhibition area
is almost complete and the first public display will open
early next month.
One of the Otago Museum's most senior managers seems likely
to go as a result of a restructuring proposal to reduce the
museum's management team from four to three.
As the Otago Museum remains under financial pressure and
keeps drawing on its reserves, director Dr Ian Griffin says
the underlying issues must be addressed as a ''matter of
Although Otago Museum's annual visitor numbers have dipped
slightly, director Dr Ian Griffin says they show the museum
has not been adversely affected by the redeveloped Toitu
Otago Settlers Museum.
Otago Museum science communicator Amadeo Enriquez-Ballestero
(top) wows some bright young minds of the future during a
performance at the museum's Discovery World yesterday.
Want to help children understand the origin, evolution and
functions of currency? Then best wrap such education in
The $1.6 million redevelopment of the former Dunedin North
post office as an Otago Museum exhibition area is nearing
completion, and the first display is expected to open next
Work is almost complete on the transformation of a historic
North Dunedin landmark into an exhibition and function space
for Otago Museum.
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