Otago Museum

Loss of institutional wisdom decried

Former long-serving Otago Museum Trust Board member the Rev Dr Warren Featherston is ''greatly concerned'' about the museum's direction, after the post of senior manager Clare Wilson was disestablished.

'Lost for words' over job loss

'Lost for words' over job loss

The long-serving Otago Museum director collections, research and experience, Clare Wilson, is to leave the museum now that her post has been disestablished in a restructuring decision announced yesterday.

Warning on losing skilled museum staff

Warning on losing skilled museum staff

On the eve of a final announcement on proposed museum restructuring, former Otago Museum Trust Board member Malcolm Farry yesterday warned of the ''danger'' of senior museum managers being lost.

Museum decision delayed

A decision on a restructuring proposal to cut a senior management post at the Otago Museum has been delayed a week.

Museum restructuring 'astonishes'

The likely loss of a senior manager at the Otago Museum through proposed restructuring is a ''tragedy'', former Otago Museum Trust Board chairwoman Margaret Collins says.

Museum annex praised

Museum annex praised

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.

Fashion collection has link to royalty

Fashion collection has link to royalty

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.

New life for former post office

New life for former post office

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.

Senior manager's position likely to go to cut costs

Senior manager's position likely to go to cut costs

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.

Museum finances 'matter of urgency'

Museum finances 'matter of urgency'

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 urgency''.

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