Otago Museum

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''.

Visitor drop for museum

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.

A blast of science

A blast of science

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.

'Learning without the learners knowing it'

'Learning without the learners knowing it'

Want to help children understand the origin, evolution and functions of currency? Then best wrap such education in chocolate.

Museum annex set for opening

Museum annex set for opening

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 month.

Work near end on old Post Office

Work near end on old Post Office

Work is almost complete on the transformation of a historic North Dunedin landmark into an exhibition and function space for Otago Museum.

Visa issues delay family

Visa issues delay family

Otago Museum's recently-appointed director, Dr Ian Griffin, is experiencing ''frustrating'' delays in gaining a visa covering some of his family members.

Chinese exhibition fulfils lenders' 60-year dream

Chinese exhibition fulfils lenders' 60-year dream

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.

Visiting researchers valued

Recent visits by overseas researchers to the Otago Museum are proving beneficial for other museum visitors, as well as for the museum, the Otago Museum Trust Board heard this week.

Hillary collection highlighted

The Otago Museum has been highlighting its ''significant collection'' of artefacts involving Sir Edmund Hillary, to coincide with his climbing Mount Everest 60 years ago.

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