Museums are not just ''nice to have'' but are a critical part
of modern, vibrant cities, Otago Museum's new director Dr Ian
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.
Four Otago Museum staff are attending the annual Asia Pacific
science centre conference in South Korea this week.
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.
Anxieties surfaced again at the Otago Museum Trust Board
yesterday over growing financial pressures and potential
problems caused by deferring capital spending, including for
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.
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.
Otago Museum officials are scratching their heads about the
best way of redeveloping the museum's somewhat neglected
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,
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
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