Otago Museum

Museums critical element of vibrant cities, director says

Museums critical element of vibrant cities, director says

Museums are not just ''nice to have'' but are a critical part of modern, vibrant cities, Otago Museum's new director Dr Ian Griffin believes.

Museum's 'old post office' annex nearly ready

Museum's 'old post office' annex nearly ready

Construction work is largely completed at the former Dunedin North post office complex, which is being redeveloped as an Otago Museum exhibition space and conference venue.

Museum staff in S. Korea

Four Otago Museum staff are attending the annual Asia Pacific science centre conference in South Korea this week.

Conservatory plan waits for director

Conservatory plan waits for director

Proposals to develop a $200,000 conservatory at the Otago Museum's southern frontage have been put on hold pending the arrival of the museum's new director, Dr Ian Griffin.

Otago Museum uneasy over financial pressure

Anxieties surfaced again at the Otago Museum Trust Board yesterday over growing financial pressures and potential problems caused by deferring capital spending, including for gallery refurbishment.

Museum exhibition details arranged

Museum exhibition details arranged

Key negotiations involving two major Chinese exhibitions with close links with the Otago Museum will take place in Shanghai, Dunedin's Chinese sister city, this week.

Museum director aiming to inspire

Museum director aiming to inspire

The Otago Museum can play a major role by helping inspire visitors to learn more about the world around them, newly appointed director Dr Ian Griffin says.

Search Centre not easily found, museum study finds

Search Centre not easily found, museum study finds

Otago Museum officials are scratching their heads about the best way of redeveloping the museum's somewhat neglected Search Centre.

Museum to put on big family show tomorrow

Up to 5000 people are expected to experience ''electrifying entertainment, crazy acts and live music'' during The Big Get Together, the Otago Museum's annual family fun event, tomorrow.

New museum director looks to future

New museum director looks to future

Otago Museum's newly-appointed director, British-born astronomer and museum specialist Dr Ian Griffin, needs no further convincing about the power of museums to change lives.

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