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.
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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.
Otago Museum's recently-appointed director, Dr Ian Griffin,
is experiencing ''frustrating'' delays in gaining a visa
covering some of his family members.
A "Silk to Silver'' show, which opens in Dunedin tomorrow, is
the first exhibition devoted to China's minority cultures
that the Shanghai Museum has staged overseas.
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