He may be the vice-president of the National Science Museum
of Thailand, but Thanakorn Palachai does not take himself too
seriously when it comes to communicating science to young
Otago Museum and Toitu Otago Settlers Museum were allocated
six-figure grants in the latest round of Otago Community
The Otago Museum's planned $1.5 million redevelopment of the
former Dunedin North post office has been boosted by a
$100,000 grant from the Otago Community Trust.
The Otago Museum is likely to end the current financial year
with a "reasonable" surplus, but a $418,000 deficit is
expected next year, as financial pressures rise.
The Otago Museum is pressing ahead with further staff
exchanges, after hosting its first overseas museum staff
member through an exchange programme.
The Otago Museum's popular Animal Attic reopens today after a
two-month closure and a great deal of "refreshment" work
undertaken to tight deadlines.
A range of ways the Dunedin City Council could more closely
monitor the Otago Museum and its board has been outlined for
councillors this week.
Sixty pots created by Czech-born master potter Mirek Smisek
have gone on display at Otago Museum.
Two of the most-loved animals at the Otago Museum, the
Lawrence lions, will occupy pride of place when a "refreshed"
Animal Attic gallery reopens to the public later this month.
The Otago Museum's collection audit pilot scheme, which has
been combined with a new electronic artefact tagging system,
has been progressing well, with more than 1000 artefacts
tagged, organisers say.
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