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.
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.
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.
The Otago Museum's focus on sustainability and being
''environmentally friendly'' now includes even the toilet
paper used at the museum.
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